Rep. Scott Peters' Weekly Recap - 4/29/2022

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April 29, 2022

Dear friend,

After a busy and productive week in Washington, D.C., I look forward to traveling back to San Diego to meet with the people I represent. 

After holding our receptions virtually for the past two years, I am thrilled that my office will soon hold an in-person reception for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition! I will announce the winner on my social media channels next week. If you would like to vote for your favorite submission, visit my Facebook profile. The submission with the most likes by next Monday 5/2 at 4pm PT will be chosen as our fan favorite!

Below is another update on the work my staff and I have done recently to serve you.


Discussing the Future of American Solar Jobs


4.28.22 E&C hearing Sec Granholm


Yesterday, I participated in an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed FY 2023 budget. The budget proposes investments in domestic clean energy manufacturing, environmental justice, tackling the climate crisis, and ensuring the safety and security of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

Given our ambitious environmental goals, I asked DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm how an ongoing federal investigation on solar panel imports could affect our clean energy goals and the growth of the U.S. solar industry. I made it clear that potential tariffs could harm American solar jobs, our ability to address the climate crisis, and the expansion of renewable energy in the short term. Earlier this year, I sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on this issue and plan on following up in the coming weeks to make sure the Biden Administration makes the right decision.

Watch our full exchange during yesterday's hearing here.


Celebrating the Legacy of Sally T. Wong Avery


Sally Wong event


Last Saturday, I attended a dedication ceremony for the Sally Wong Avery Library at UC San Diego. For decades, Sally has dedicated herself to important causes in San Diego, including many for the Chinese-American community. Sally has committed $10 million to support the UC San Diego Library, which will ensure that East Asian collections and scholarships are a key part of UC San Diego’s Library for the future. It's an honor to know Sally and to keep supporting her great work for San Diego!


Advocating for More Housing


Last week, I spoke at a reception hosted by Up for Growth in the East Village. Up for Growth is a national network working to solve the housing shortage and affordability crisis. I discussed my work on housing, including the Build More Housing Near Transit Act, and how similar policies can benefit and promote necessary and affordable housing in communities across the country. Thank you to Up for Growth for your important work to facilitate housing for all Americans.


Supporting CA-52 Students in Washington, D.C.


Canyon Crest Academy


Yesterday, I also met with a group of students from Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) who visited Washington, D.C. They are participating in the annual WorldQuest competition which tests high school students' knowledge of current international politics, geography, and economics, among other topics. While we met, they also shared their work through CCA's Envision Conservatory for the Humanities to help develop and administer remote educational curriculum for students abroad. It was great hearing from this engaged and intelligent group of students who make CA-52 proud in our nation's capital!


If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or need assistance with a federal agency, reach out to us through our website or by calling the district office at 858-455-5550.

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