I’m ready to work with the President, Republicans, and Democrats on good ideas like revising our tax code to support the middle class, bringing offshore profits back for investment at home, repairing our infrastructure, and strengthening American’s military. But I will draw the line when the White House pursues reckless and extreme plans, like a Muslim registry, defunding Planned Parenthood, a border wall, and reckless policies that pollute our air and water.
San Diegans should know my guiding principles will be:
Loyalty to country and district first, ensuring the White House doesn’t put their own interests before Americans.
Truth and a commitment to using the best information available to address our most pressing challenges. Let’s listen to our scientists and ensure our political discourse is based on fact, not conjecture.
Opportunity for all through investments that put the American Dream within reach, not costly spending on an ineffective multibillion-dollar border wall.
Strength abroad to maintain America as the world’s leader in peace, strength and economic progress, ensuring the White House doesn’t undermine America’s alliances or global standing.
Respect for all to restore compassion and decency to our discourse and our policies, not hateful rhetoric that discriminates and divides us.
I have already opposed reckless decisions made by the President, from the travel ban to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. As more questions surrounding the President and his associates’ ties to Russia mount, we need an independent commission to determine interference in our election and influence over the White House. All Americans, regardless of party, must stand together in defense of our democracy and our institutions.
More on President’s Administration
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, which would create a judicial check on the executive branch’s ability to remove a special counsel. He released the following statement regarding protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after hearing President Trump’s first State of the Union Address:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voiced strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s request for $18 billion over the next decade to expand the United States’ southwest border wall. If granted, the funding would expand the existing border barrier by more than 700 miles.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was invited to the White House as part of a bipartisan group of House members to discuss the DACA program, tax reform, and healthcare with President Trump. During the meeting, Rep. Peters defended DREAMers and the DACA program, and explained the importance of border trade to San Diego and its opposition to a border wall.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed the announcement from the Trump Administration that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program will be rescinded in six months, with new applications being halted immediately. The program has allowed nearly 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the United States as young children to live openly and contribute to their communities and the economy without fear of deportation. Today’s announcement has already been strongly criticized by the U.S.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) urged President Trump to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that allows nearly 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the United States as young children to live openly and contribute to their communities and the economy without fear of deportation.
WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he would help introduce a resolution censuring President Trump’s remarks that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia and his failure to condemn the behavior of the white supremacists, KKK members, and the Alt-Right.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s federal budget proposal, which would hurt San Diego’s economy and put a larger burden on working families. The budget proposes deep cuts to clean air and clean water protections, scientific research funding through the NIH and NOAA, affordable housing programs, and infrastructure investments – including the elimination of grants to improve sewage infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on reports that President Trump urged then-F.B.I. Director James Comey to halt the investigation into the President and his associate’s ties to Russia:
“The need for a bipartisan defense of our democracy and our institutions is growing more urgent by the day.