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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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Scott Peters sits on the following committees:
Peters was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2727: Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act
- H.R. 5830: Veteran PEER Act
- H.R. 1378 (113th): To designate the United States Federal Judicial Center located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center” and to designate ...
Does 3 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:
Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Health (25%) Environmental Protection (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Peters’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7783: To amend the CARES Act to expand a national awareness and outreach campaign ...
- H.R. 7293: STANDUP Act of 2020
- H.Res. 1006: Expressing support for the designation of the month of June 2020 as “National ...
- H.R. 6518: Stop Health Premium Spikes Act of 2020
- H.R. 6469: To deauthorize a portion of the project for flood control and navigation, San ...
- H.R. 6080: Preventing Drug Shortages Act
- H.R. 5819: Airline Pilot Pension Fairness Act
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2020, Peters missed 79 of 4,618 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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