Scott (Scott) H. Peters (D-USH52)
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Capitol: 202.225.0508
FAX: 202.225.2558
District: 858.455.5550
District FAX: 858.455.5516
Room 2338 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0552

Residence: San Diego, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Lynn Gorguze   DOB: 6/17/1958
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Algae Energy Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Youth Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Life Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Battery Storage Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberUnited Solutions Caucus
FC MemberDiversifying Technology Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
San Diego


Congressman Scott Peters serves California's 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, Scott has worked across the aisle to fix a broken Congress and stand up for San Diego's military and veterans community. Scott Peters currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he advocates for investment in basic scientific research, supports the military's goals to enhance their energy security, and fights for commonsense healthcare reforms that work for families and small business owners. He also serves on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where he advocates for improving the quality of care at VA medical centers, increasing collaboration in the federal government to end veterans homelessness, and encouraging the hiring of veterans for military construction projects. Scott Peters is a civic leader who has made improving the quality of life in San Diego his life's work. After a 15-year career as an environmental lawyer, Scott was elected to the San Diego City Council, where he later became the City's first City Council President. On the Council, Scott helped lead the $2 billion redevelopment of downtown San Diego, the cleanup of the city's beaches and bays, and the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects. He also pursued greater accountability and efficiency in government through the creation of a new Council/Mayor form of government with an independent budget review function. In 2001, the governor appointed Scott to the Commission on Tax Policy in the New Economy, and in 2002, the Speaker of the Assembly appointed Scott to the California Coastal Commission.

Scott also later served as chairman of the San Diego Unified Port District - a major economic engine that supports over 40,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs for San Diegans, with $3.3 billion in direct regional economic impact.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and worked as an economist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency before attending New York University School of Law. He and his wife of 29 years reside in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, where they raised their son and daughter.

During his time in Congress, Scott has passed legislation to give the military the advanced technology it needs to fight terrorism and level the playing field for small businesses competing for government contracts, and has succeeded in getting the federal government to make changes to the homelessness funding formula that disadvantages San Diego. Ranked the 4th most independent Democrat in Congress by the National Journal, Scott Peters understands that business problems have bipartisan solutions, and is never afraid to work across party lines to build consensus and get things done.

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