MATSUI APPLAUDS BIDEN’S FCC AND NTIA NOMINATIONS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after President Biden announced the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel as permanent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair, Gigi Sohn as new FCC Commissioner, and Alan Davidson as National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator. “President Biden’s nominations of Jessic...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON PASSING OF COLIN POWELL

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the passing of Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor. “Our nation has lost a great patriot and American icon in Colin Powell, whose life and story will inspire many for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Throughout h...

MATSUI ANNOUNCES OVER $1.3 MILLION IN SACRAMENTO REGION AMERICORPS FUNDING & OVER $20 MILLION FOR CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS

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SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Co-Chair of the National Service Caucus, announced over $1.3 million in funding for three AmeriCorps programs in Sacramento – Birth & Beyond Family Resource Centers, City Year Sacramento and CivicSpark. This funding is part of AmeriCorps’ initial American Rescue Plan disbursement with more to be announced in the coming weeks. The $1 b...

MATSUI AND DOYLE INTRODUCE SPECTRUM INNOVATION ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18) have introduced the Spectrum Innovation Act, legislation that would free up new airwaves for wireless broadband use by the public. “For the United States to remain the pacesetter in wireless broadband, we must continue to ensure innovators have a reliable spectrum pipeline,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “We sta...

MATSUI, LANGEVIN AND COLLEAGUES URGE LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS K-12 CYBERSECURITY IN BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) led a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to include additional K-12 Cybersecurity support in upcoming Build Back Better legislation. “Resource-constrained K-12 schools are struggling to keep up with the increasing frequency and severity of cyber threats, and our students and educators may pay th...

MATSUI, SACRAMENTO COUNTY AIRPORT SYSTEM ANNOUNCE OVER $4.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and the Sacramento County Airport System announced over $4.5 million in funding to purchase five zero-emissions passenger shuttle buses. The federal grant funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. By reducing the use of conventional fossil fuels, this project will improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emiss...

Matsui Statement on Announcement of Peter Lee Leaving Covered CA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after Covered California announced that Executive Director Peter Lee would leave the organization in early 2022. “Peter Lee brought visionary leadership to Covered California, and his immense dedication to building and operating a robust health insurance marketplace continues to serve millions of California...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MARINE SGT. NICOLE GEE

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on the passing of Sgt. Nicole Gee, one of the U.S. Marines killed in the attacks at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan earlier this week. Sgt. Gee was a Sacramento-area native. “This week, we lost a brave member of our region’s community far too soon. Sgt. Nicole Gee lost her life while ...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE RESETTLEMENT PROCESS FOR SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced the Afghan and Iraqi Allies Resettlement Improvement Act, which aims to help Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders with their transition to life in the United States. “The recent developments from Afghanistan have been heartbrea...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021. “Today, the House voted to restore the full force of the Voting Rights Act and lift up the voices of the American people,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “At the very core of our democracy is the fundamental right to ...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON FDA FULL APPROVAL OF PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the FDA announced full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. “Vaccination remains the best tool we have to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a crucial step forward to affirm what heal...

MATSUI LEADS EFFORT TO SECURE VITAL RESOURCES TO ASSIST AFGHAN EVACUEES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, urging them to provide congressional offices with vital resources to aid Afghan allies and their families as they evacuate Kabul. Over the course of the evacuation process, sporadic and inaccurate information about gate openings at Hamid Karzai Internationa...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF RANDY PARAGARY

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SACRAMENTO, CA. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the passing of beloved restauranteur Randy Paragary. “Sacramento has lost a true innovator, whose vision for Sacramento’s culinary scene has shaped our great city for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Randy held an unwavering belief in Sacramento and its people – his restaurants reflec...

MATSUI, CONNOLLY, BARRAGÁN, CLARKE LEAD EFFORT TO SECURE ROBUST FUNDING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), as well as Reps. Gerald Connolly (VA-11), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Yvette Clarke (NY-9) and 25 House colleagues, wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to include robust funding for electric vehicles (EVs) in any forthcoming infrastructure or investment package. “Robust funding for transportat...

MATSUI INTRODUCES BILL TO UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR NATION’S SCHOOLS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced the Healthier and Greener Schools Act of 2021, legislation to support America’s schools in making critical infrastructure upgrades that boost energy efficiency, reduce costs, provide charging stations for zero-emission cars and school buses, and update ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality. The legislation prioriti...