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
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reacted to reports of explosive devices sent to Democratic political leaders and CNN in New York:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Trump announced his administration is replacing the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan:
“Once again, the president has tossed aside a carefully crafted plan to keep our air clean and protect the environment and the public from the effects of climate change. It is another step backward for energy innovation, public health, and our decades of progress combatting climate change.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the conclusion of President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
“President Trump’s disgraceful remarks in Helsinki betray our American democracy in the face of its most dangerous adversary. His alarming dismissal of the American intelligence community’s unanimous assessment that Russia waged cyberwarfare on America and his decision instead to stand with an autocratic tyrant diminish America’s world standing.
Rep. Scott Peters on Monday called for a Congressional vote to censure President Trump after his refusal to acknowledge Russian attacks on the 2016 election.
Donald Trump wants you to know that there’s a massive crisis happening along the southern border of the United States — the border shared with Mexico. He’s right, and it’s a crisis of his own making.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to resign.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold 5-4 President Trump’s Muslim travel ban in the Trump v. Hawaii decision:
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a federal spending plan that boosts investment in San Diego priorities Peters has fought for since being elected to Congress. It increases the budget for the National Institutes of Health by $3 billion, gives our troops their largest pay raise in more than 10 years, and provides $10 million to address sewer spills along the Tijuana River. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, which appropriates Federal spending for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year, passed the House by a broad bipartisan vote of 256-167.
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.