Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Peters released the following statement regarding his vote against H.R. 2009, the ‘Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act,’ that would have barred the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from enforcing or implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Peters announced that he will visit Israel beginning next week as part of a congressional delegation of 37 Members of Congress. The policy driven trip will provide the opportunity for Rep. Peters to hear from various perspectives on the complex situations in the Middle East, just as official peace talks get underway again between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.
Jul 31, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Peters (CA-52) joined with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan compromise that will lower student loan interest rates on federal Stafford loans after they rose to 6.8% on July 1st. The Senate passed this legislation last week and it now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature into law.
Jul 26, 2013 Press Release
On Wednesday, during a series of votes related to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 2397, Congressman Peters joined lawmakers from both ends of the political spectrum in voting ‘no’ on the Amash amendment. He voted no because he felt the amendment went too far in dismantling our intelligence community’s counterterrorism tools.
Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after supporting four amendments that would end civilian furloughs in the Department of Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 2397. All four amendments to the bill were adopted.
Jul 22, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced a piece of legislation aimed at reforming government by cutting waste and unnecessary spending from the federal budget. Currently there are numerous government bank accounts that sit empty but continue to be charged monthly service fees. While that fee is only a few dollars, there are thousands of such accounts, and the total bill to the government for this year will be at least $890,000, as identified by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). That is equivalent to cutting a mandatory furlough day for more than 3,000 defense employees.
Jul 19, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH) headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. He met with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, was led on a tour of the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute’s laboratories, and met with two young patients in the Undiagnosed Disease Program.
Jul 18, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined more than 70 members of Congress – Republicans & Democrats – to unveil a major legislative package designed to make government more efficient and effective, and to reduce wasteful spending. In a large scale event on the Capitol Lawn, Rep. Peters and dozens of House and Senate members announced a nine-bill-package called ‘Make Government Work.
Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Scott Peters introduced a Congressional Resolution that supports increased diplomatic efforts to secure the freedom of Army Sergeant Bowe Robert Bergdahl. In addition, he sent a letter late yesterday to President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry formally requesting a review of the efforts. Bergdahl is currently the only known American Prisoner of War, and June 30 marked his fourth year of captivity in Afghanistan.
Jul 3, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015.