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 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 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Scott Peters sits on the following committees:
Peters was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3584: Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries Act
- H.R. 2727: Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act
- H.R. 5830 (115th): 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 4 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 (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (26%) Environmental Protection (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Peters’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8617: Temporary Family Visitation Act
- H.R. 8616: Build for Future Disasters Act of 2020
- H.R. 8080: Health STATISTICS Act of 2020
- H.R. 7783: Plasma Donation Awareness Act of 2020
- 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
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2020, Peters missed 79 of 4,667 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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