Peters is the representative for California’s 52nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Peters is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Peters.
Peters is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Peters has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Scott Peters sits on the following committees:
Peters was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3005 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13308 Midland Road in Poway, California, as the “Ray Chavez Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2398 (116th): Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020
- H.R. 5324 (116th): Sergeant Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act of 2019
- H.R. 3584 (116th): Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries Act
- H.R. 2727 (116th): Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act
- H.R. 1166 (116th): Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act
- H.R. 5830 (115th): Veteran PEER Act
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Peters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Environmental Protection (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)
Some of Peters’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4575: To amend the VA MISSION Act of 2018, to expand the peer specialist ...
- H.R. 4534: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a border carbon ...
- H.R. 4479: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equitable payment ...
- H.Res. 506: Expressing support for the designation of the month of June 2021 as “National ...
- H.R. 3468: Plasma Donation Awareness Act of 2021
- H.R. 3215: Temporary Family Visitation Act
- H.R. 2895: REPAIR Act
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2021, Peters missed 81 of 4,914 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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