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A man with schizophrenia barricaded himself inside his apartment after breaking into a neighbor’s house. Instead of breaking down his door, responding officers instead used their new mental health training to deescalate the crisis. Within an hour, the situation was…

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Washington, DC– Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act. Co-authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), the bipartisan bill would expand Mental Health First Aid training to help…

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Rep. Doris Matsui issued a letter Friday demanding that pharmaceutical company Mylan lower the price of the EpiPen, a device that helps millions of people stem severe allergy attacks. Over the past month, public outrage has grown over the rising…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9/1/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart202-225-7163     Congresswoman Matsui Announces FAA Grant Funding to Improve Sacramento International Airport   Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that the Sacramento International Airport will be awarded over $16 million in grant funding…

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Sacramento International Airport has won $16 million to help refurbish its east taxiway, Sacramento Rep. Doris Matsui said Thursday. The money, from the Federal Aviation Administration, boosts the airport’s plans for a $35 million airport flight field upgrade, and helps…

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Rep. Doris Matsui, reacting to an investigation by The Sacramento Bee, has formally requested that the federal Government Accountability Office evaluate how to improve the resettlement process for Afghan refugees arriving in the United States on Special Immigrant Visas. The…

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University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus under the direction of Garen Wintemute, an emergency department physician and recognized authority on the…

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Rep. Doris Matsui and some of her fellow Democrats drowned out the acting speaker Tuesday afternoon during a brief, routine House meeting as they demanded a vote on gun legislation. The House has recessed until July 5, but meets for…

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Watching the Democrats’ sit-in on the House floor last week filled Mandy Pifer with pride — and the conviction that Congress will act on tougher gun violence laws. Pifer, whose boyfriend, Shannon Johnson, was killed in the San Bernardino shooting…

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A handful of House Democrats renewed their floor protest of congressional inaction on gun control legislation Tuesday, shouting for recognition through a brief evening session and pledging afterward to continue their efforts to force votes on a “no fly, no…

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