Rep. Scott Peters took oath of office on Jan. 3 and has already been assigned to two committees. Last month he was assigned to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and now the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
“San Diego has one of the highest concentrations of scientific and high-tech research institutes and companies of any region in the country,” said Peters in an announcement released Monday. “Some of the most advanced work in the life sciences, in marine biology, in the defense and aerospace industry and in renewable energy sources occurs right here; much of this work happens in the 52nd district (which includes La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, Kearny Mesa, Scripps Ranch and Poway).”
“Our economy is largely driven by these innovation industries, which generate tens of thousands of high-skill, high wage jobs,” he added.
He said that being on the commission enhances his ability to help with issues critical to the work in these industries such as patent protection and federal funding for scientific research.