U.S. Debt Ceiling

New Congressional faces positioned to have an impact

By Congressman Scott Peters

It is my distinct honor to serve California’s 52nd Congressional District as a member of the 113th Congress.  I thank you for this humbling opportunity, and thought I would give you an update after the first few weeks.

Many of you have asked what it’s like to be in Congress.  Is it cool, or fun, or overwhelming?  Is it intense and busy?  Well, yes.  It’s been all of those.

We have had orientation sessions where we have met our new colleagues, learned about Congressional process; received briefings about policy issues from both partisans and from academics.  We have been assigned our offices in...