News from Congressman Scott Peters 


December 6, 2013

Dear Friend,

I hope you were able to enjoy some downtime with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. We certainly have much to be thankful for in San Diego. While I am looking forward to spending time at home for Christmas, there is still a lot of work to do in Washington before the end of the year.

Honoring my Commitment

During the irresponsible government shutdown in October, which I wholeheartedly opposed, I promised to donate the pay that I earned over those two weeks to charity. Over the past few weeks I have been honoring that commitment at numerous organizations around the district.

Boxing up meals at a local food pantry


Pushing Innovation in Healthcare

Recently, I introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at promoting the use of innovative, wireless technologies in healthcare to both reduce costs and provide better care. The 'Health Savings Through Technology Act' advocates for a comprehensive strategy for how to integrate these technologies into federal health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The second, the '21st Century Care for Military and Veterans Act,' would expand reimbursement policies for telehealth services under TRICARE and the Veterans Administration so that active-duty servicemembers, their dependents, retirees, and veterans could access wireless health services, including remote essential mental-health monitoring.

San Diego is ahead of the curve in the development of wireless health technologies. In addition to lowering the costs in the long term, these bills promote the innovation economy that is at the heart of San Diego's economic future.

Staff Honored at Local Event

At the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner, my District Chief of Staff, MaryAnne Pintar, and the entire staff were honored with the "Gets Stuff Done" award for their tireless work across the region. Watch video of the event by clicking below:


Staying in Contact

Please continue to let me know your thoughts on issues facing our country. Feel free to email me or call my offices at 202-225-0508 or 858-455-5550 if you have questions, suggestions, or issues with a federal agency. For updates on what I'm working on make sure to 'like' me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter at @RepScottPeters, check out my Google + page, or visit my website.



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