Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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May 28, 2014 Press Release
For too long the VA has been steeped in complacency and mismanagement – that has to end today and the change must begin at the top. While General Shinseki’s service to his country is unquestioned, the failure to make necessary changes cannot continue. Secretary Shinseki should resign immediately or President Obama should ask him to leave.
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May 25, 2014 Press Release
“The San Diego story is in many ways defined by our military’s presence and tradition, both past and present, and Memorial Day is a sacred time to remember those we’ve lost.”
May 22, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3361, the “USA Freedom Act,” which modifies the authority of the National Security Agency (NSA) by ending its ability to collect and hold telephone metadata and other bulk data
May 22, 2014 Press Release
Also offers motion promoting pay equity and investigation into GI Bill scam
“This bipartisan bill is good for San Diego and protects the military assets that are a key driver for our regional economy,” Rep. Peters said. “I’m proud to move forward bringing money to San Diego that will fund a top defense priority, 20 UAV MQ-9s, which support jobs in my district.”
May 21, 2014 Press Release
One of the most important jobs of Congress is to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing oversight over the Department of Veterans Affairs. Too often the VA is failing to keep our nation’s promise to veterans and their families, as was evidenced again recently by reprehensible mismanagement at the Phoenix VA facility. Thankfully, San Diego’s VA centers have performed better than most and the backlog of benefits claims has been significantly reduced in our region.
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May 20, 2014 Press Release
Water Resources Bill & New Grant to Improve Local Water Infrastructure
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced two positive developments for San Diego’s regional water infrastructure: grant funding for the Sweetwater Authority to expand their desalination facility and passage of the “Water Resources Reform and Development Act” (WRRDA).
May 17, 2014 Press Release
“Today, as we celebrate Armed Forces Day, we take a moment as a country to honor and commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of our nation's military and their families. San Diego's military and veterans heritage is world-renowned and is a testament to our community's commitment to protecting our country, and supporting the men and women who serve in uniform."
May 14, 2014 Press Release
This afternoon, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding the Bernardo / 4S Fire, as well as the fires burning in Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, and other parts of northern San Diego County
May 14, 2014 Press Release
Women’s Economic Opportunity Event featured panel and resource fair
The event featured a panel discussion with special guest Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38), co-chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus in the House of Representatives. Topics included access to capital for women-owned businesses, pay equity, the impact of available child care, and expanding educational opportunities for women.
May 13, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to San Diego to showcase the region’s ‘innovation ecosystem.’ The event 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.

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