Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act,” legislation to simplify, streamline, and digitize the registration process for small businesses to be eligible to contract with the federal government.
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Peters brought a representative from Solar Turbines to the White House for a meeting about growing exports and creating jobs with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Yesterday, Rep. Peters hosted a bipartisan briefing featuring Dr. Howard and Jean Somers, who have developed a detailed report on how to improve care in the healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. And today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing about how to spur innovative medical breakthroughs that featured Dr. Craig Venter. Rep. Peters also met today with the new CEO of CONNECT San Diego, Greg McKee, whom he is nominating for the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
“Congress needs to end the partisanship, and work together to find solutions that help our local and national economy thrive,” Rep. Peters said. “San Diego is a hub for innovation, scientific research, our military, and tourism, which will continue to drive our local economy and job growth. Given our leadership in these industries, our region is primed for success. I’m looking forward to hearing from my constituents about how we can support these economic engines.”
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
“Expanding access to the internet for every American must be a priority for Congress. Keeping government out of the way by permanently prohibiting taxation of internet access protects this vital tool for people across the country. The internet is the portal to learning, business, and information in both urban and rural communities, and it must be kept open for all.”
Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) filed a petition demanding a vote on H.R. 3992, the “Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014,” and held a press conference with House Democratic colleagues to highlight the need for funding to fight wildfires, and to call on Speaker of the House John Boehner to schedule a vote on the bill.
Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
"This bill contains many provisions that are good for San Diego and our innovation economy, including $30 million in algae research, the first time that has been included in the House. A recent SANDAG study found that algae biotechnology research and manufacturing generates approximately 1,020 jobs and $175 million in economic impact for the San Diego region."
Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) temporarily joined the House Veterans Affairs Committee to hear the testimony of Dr. Howard and Jean Somers, Coronado residents, at its hearing “Service Should Not Lead to Suicide: Access to VA’s Mental Health Care.”
Jul 8, 2014 Press Release
This evening, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s emergency appropriations request
Jul 3, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Peters is an original cosponsor of H.R. 15 and has signed a ‘Demand a Vote’ petition that, if signed by the majority of the House, would force a vote on the bill. He has been a vocal advocate for immigration reform since arriving in Congress last year.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
As a husband, father, and longtime advocate for women’s rights, I am extremely disappointed by today’s Supreme Court ruling. It seems pretty clear to me that women and their doctors, not bosses, should be in charge of personal health care decisions. The fight for birth control is about much more than family planning – it’s about the right of women to access affordable, safe preventative care wherever they live or work. It is astonishing to me that in 2014 we are still having this debate.