Congressman Petersā€™ Statement on Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act

June 6, 2013

Jun 6, 2013 
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2217, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The bill provides the budgetary funding for the 2014 Fiscal Year for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and passed on a bipartisan 245-182 vote.

Rep. Peters said, “This appropriation bill does a lot of good. It funds infrastructure investments to reduce border waits and adds Customs and Border Protection officers who play a significant role in securing our border and supporting San Diego’s economy.

“I voted against the last-minute insertion of the controversial King Amendment that would open the door to DREAM Act students being deported; the amendment is petty politics at its worst and is extremely frustrating. Despite my vote against it, the amendment made it into the bill. I have long supported the idea that students working to improve their education and looking to contribute to our economy should not be forced to live in fear. I am disappointed that the majority is apparently not interested in seriously dealing with the issues facing our nation, including sequestration and immigration reform, but is instead focused on political gamesmanship.

“In the end I joined with several other Democratic colleagues who represent border region constituencies and voted for the bill, despite Rep. King’s offensive amendment, because we cannot play games when it comes to border security, and the men and women who enforce it. I will wholeheartedly call on the Senate and the conference committee to remove the amended language in conference and will do everything I can to support all efforts to fix this.”




Peters called ā€œone of the more statesmanlike of our elected representativesā€

Young, old challenge San Diego's history of civic status quoBy Neil MorganSAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNEMarch 31, 2002I welcome the tangy...

Paid for by Scott Peters for Congress


California District 52

Is Scott your Representative in Congress?

Type in your address to find out.

You are in District 52!

For more ways to help, please check out the link below:

Get Involved

Not in this district!

According to our data, you are not in District 52! Please verify this information at the CA Dems website!

CA Dems

The data here is provided by 3rd-party services. For best results, please visit CA Dems