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Rep. Scott Peters

Representative for California’s 52nd District

pronounced skot // PEE-terz

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.

Photo of Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Peters.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Scott Peters sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Peters was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Health (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Taxation (9%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Peters’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Peters voted Yea

Passed 230/185 on May 9, 2018.

H.R. 5645 would amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to align certain procedures followed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) when ...

Peters voted Aye

Passed 238/183 on Oct 24, 2017.

H.R. 732 would prohibit government officials from entering into or enforcing any settlement agreement for civil or criminal actions on behalf of the United States ...

Peters voted Aye

Passed 241/173 on Apr 15, 2016.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a Republican bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating the ...

Peters voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Peters voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for ...

Peters voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Peters voted Aye

Passed 252/172 on Jan 8, 2015.

The Save American Workers Act of 2015 would reduce the number of individuals that employers must provide health insurance to under the Affordable Care Act ...

Peters voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Peters voted Aye

Peters voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2019, Peters missed 79 of 4,381 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. 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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Primary Sources

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