Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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May 9, 2014 Press Release
The Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act would call on the Secretary of Education to automatically lower all federal student loans to 4 percent – which is near the current 30-year mortgage rate. Refinancing allows the borrower to replace his or her existing debt with a new loan at a lower interest rate. This means that borrowers will reduce the cost of their debt and free up income for purchases that will create a ripple effect on the economy.
May 9, 2014 Press Release
Last year I introduced a bill similar to this one that simplified and made permanent the R&D tax credit while expanding opportunities for energy research and biotechnology consortia. We need to be giving innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses the certainty and incentives needed for them to invest in starting and expanding their ventures here in the United States.
May 8, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 567, which establishes a ‘Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi,’ believing that its structure and intent will lead to a partisan witch-hunt instead of the sober, rigorous effort that is deserved.
May 8, 2014 Press Release
“Our unanimous approval last night is the first step toward our 53rd straight military budget, one that will expand and upgrade our military’s technological capabilities, diversify its energy portfolio, improve readiness, and protect the country’s promises to our soldiers and veterans. At the same time we serve our national security, we are also creating jobs in San Diego, since our economy is so closely linked to our military bases and our private sector military technology. I am glad to have developed such a strong working relationship with Susan Davis (CA-53) and Duncan Hunter (CA-50), the other San Diegans serving on our committee, who were integral to our bipartisan success.”
May 6, 2014 Press Release
Event panelists include former Mayor Jerry Sanders and Scott Eckert from the U.S. Chamber
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he is bringing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to San Diego to showcase the region’s ‘innovation ecosystem.’ The event, to be held next Tuesday, May 13, is part of Peters’ effort to raise the profile of San Diego in Washington D.C. and across the United States to encourage business growth and investment.
May 6, 2014 Press Release
Effort supported by American Psychiatric Association, International Bipolar Foundation, and 32 other medical, academic, and professional associations
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced bipartisan legislation, as part of his efforts to promote wellness, to designate the first full week of May each year as “National Mental Health No Stigma Week.” As of introduction, 54 Members of Congress have signed on as supporting co-sponsors of the bill, and 34 medical, academic, and professional associations have stated their support.
Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Bill also funds local projects to improve Navy operations
"This bill makes significant progress toward bringing the VA medical system into the 21st century, will help bring down the heartbreaking number of suicides among our vets, and funds needed upgrades at San Diego military facilities."
Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Department of Defense Energy Security Act 'A Silver Buckshot' Approach to Reduce Military Energy Use, Invest in Advanced Combat Technologies
U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced today the updated, bicameral Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2014 (DODESA), which will help the U.S. Department of Defense reduce energy use, boost combat effectiveness and speed up the development of advanced military technologies.
Apr 28, 2014 Press Release
Bill modernizes government data and
We all want a government that is open and transparent about how taxpayer funds are spent. It’s time to get our data reporting into the 21st century and make sure it’s uniform across the federal government.
Apr 22, 2014 Press Release
Legislation would fund nationwide infrastructure with no burden on taxpayers
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Rep. John Delaney (MD-06) to San Diego for a roundtable event that discussed Delaney’s signature legislation, H.R. 2084 – the “Partnership to Build America Act,” and their joint efforts promoting a national infrastructure strategy and comprehensive tax reform.