Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
"Our nation’s veterans deserve the benefits that they earned and today’s legislation honors that commitment.”
Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
“Today Congress acted to pay America’s bills that are due and to avoid default and potentially devastating effects to our national economy,” Rep. Peters said. “Now it’s time for Congress to have a serious conversation about reducing our long-term debt.”
Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
“We can’t make it rain, and transferring water from one place to another, as this bill does, won’t solve the long-term problem,” Rep. Peters said. “The drought will only be managed through conservation, expanding our water storage capabilities, and increasing the diversity of our water supply. San Diego is already doing its part; the County and City are national leaders in recycling wastewater and in making investments to promote conservation and build desalination facilities.”
Feb 3, 2014 Press Release
“The veterans’ unemployment rate in San Diego is disproportionately higher than other parts of the country because so many recently returning veterans come back here to live and build their new lives,” Rep. Peters said. “This legislation will make it easier for our returning vets to go to college or vocational school so they can get the education and skills training they need to get a good job and lead fulfilling lives. Given the sacrifices these men and women have made for our country, it’s the very least we can do.”
Jan 31, 2014 Press Release
Part of 1st Annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Competition
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Competition, nicknamed the ‘House App Contest.’ Students in the 52nd district will compete to create their own software application (app) to be judged by a panel of San Diego’s tech and innovation leaders. The winner will have their app featured on Rep. Peters’ website and on display in the United States Capitol building.
Jan 29, 2014 Press Release
“In short, today’s Farm Bill had too many subsidies for wealthy farmers, and not enough help for needy families and children who don’t have enough to eat."
Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
"Instead of working to build more bipartisan consensus on job-creation and growing the economy, the House Republican majority wasted valuable taxpayer time by putting forward this bill that undermines the right of women across the country to make their own reproductive health choices"
Jan 22, 2014 Press Release
“Women should be free to make their own reproductive choices with the advice of their doctors and without the interference of Washington politicians,” said Peters.
Jan 15, 2014 Press Release
“News that Bowe is alive is an answer to the prayers of many caring people and veterans across the country who are holding out hope for his safe return. Mostly, it must mean more to his family than any of us can imagine. As I have said before, this is a complex situation but I will continue to push the Pentagon and the Administration to keep it as a priority. I am happy to hear that he is alive, but we cannot rest until he is brought home safely.”
Jan 15, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill that provides funding for the rest of Fiscal Year 2014. Congressman Peters supported the bill and it passed the House 359-67