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Congresswoman Matsui is committed to protecting women’s rights and advancing an economic agenda that supports women and families.


Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues

During the 114th Congress, Congresswoman Matsui was elected by her peers to serve as a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. As co-chair, she worked closely with the 88 women Members of the House to advance issues that matter most to women in the United States.


Democratic Women’s Working Group

Congresswoman Matsui has previously chaired the Democratic Women’s Working Group, which advocates for the When Women Succeed, America Succeeds economic agenda for women and families. Today, women play an expanded role in America’s workforce, in businesses small and large, and in our homes. In fact, 2 of every 3 women are sole/equal breadwinner in their families, yet still only make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.

The Congresswoman believes that enacting paid family and medical leave, guaranteeing women receive equal pay for equal work, providing affordable childcare options for working families, and ensuring older Americans have retirement security, is key to our nation’s long term continued success.


Human Trafficking

As co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, Congresswoman Matsui jointly introduced the Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act along with over 50 bipartisan Members of Congress. The Act, which works to prevent and intervene when trafficking or attempted trafficking occurs, was signed into law in 2015.


Women’s Healthcare

The Congresswoman believes that a woman’s access to reproductive healthcare should not be politicized. She has stood with women in Sacramento and across the country to fight for the preservation of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, so all women can make healthcare choices that are right for them.

Accomplishments

  • As co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, Congresswoman Matsui jointly introduced the Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act along with over 50 bipartisan Members of Congress. The Act, which works to prevent and intervene when trafficking or attempted trafficking occurs, was signed into law in 2015.

Legislation

  • Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869, DeLauro)
  • Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 15, Bobby Scott)
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2417, Nadler)
  • Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1516, DeLauro)
  • Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act or FAMILY Act (H.R.947, DeLauro)
  • Schedules That Work Act (H.R. 2942, DeLauro)
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