Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

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Congresswoman Doris Matsui visited several local entities in Sacramento this week that would see their resources reduced as a result of President Trump’s proposed budget, including One Community Health’s new clinic and the Crocker Art Museum. “Places like Community Health Centers and museums give everyone an opportunity to flourish,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Trump’s proposed budget w...

Building Our Clean Tech Capital

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I am working in Congress to help transform Sacramento into the “Clean Tech Capital” and help America lead in clean energy. My roles on the Energy and Commerce Committee and as co-chair of the High Tech Caucus have provided me a platform to continue to push for our nation’s energy independence. I am pleased to let you know that I was also recently elected a Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and ...

Two Years Later

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Today marks the second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, historic legislation that made, and continues to make, great strides in fixing our country’s broken health care system.Since there have been a lot of myths about what the health care law actually does, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the many benefits we’re already seeing in Sacramento.Click the map t...

Working for Women

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Each year, Women’s History Month lends us the opportunity to honor all of the amazing women in our lives, and to reflect on how far women in our country have come. The work towards full equality is not yet done, and this month also allows us the chance to recommit to working for women everywhere.This year’s theme of Women’s History Month, “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment,” is an incredibly...

Help With Your Tax Returns

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As tax season begins to get underway, I wanted to share some information and resources that may be of assistance to you.To begin, you should be aware that, if your family earned $49,078 or less last year in wages, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This credit can be as much as $5,751; however, you must claim credit in order to receive it. To check if you qualify, visit IRS.g...

What Are Your Priorities?

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Last week, Congress convened the second session of the 112th Congress.You may recall that a year ago this time, I asked you to tell me your priorities for the new Congress. An overwhelming majority of you let me know that you wanted our focus to be on creating jobs and reducing unemployment. And, this has remained my top priority.Now, a year later, our national economy is showing signs of recovery...

Fighting for the Middle Class

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Unless Congress acts, beginning in January the average American family earning $50,000 a year will face a $1,000 tax increase. I am fighting to ensure that this does not happen to 160 million Americans next year.The payroll tax holiday that was enacted in early 2011 reduced the Social Security payroll tax to 4.2 percent of wages from 6.2 percent. This tax cut has benefited 16.7 million Californian...

Big Step Forward for Our Clean Tech Capital

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Today, I am happy to tell you that Sacramento has been chosen as one of the first five cities to benefit from President Obama’s announced "Better Building Initiative", a plan to increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020.This morning, President Obama signed a memorandum for a minimum $2 billion commitment from federal agencies over the next two years, which will be pa...

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

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We are currently in the midst of Medicare’s Open Enrollment season, which ends earlier than normal this year on December 7. Every fall, the Open Enrollment period gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to compare plans and make changes to their coverage for the upcoming calendar year.Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare enrollees have more choices and benefits than ever. The health ca...

Showing Our Appreciation

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Today, on Veterans Day, we take the time to remember, honor, and thank our service men and women, both current and former, for everything they have done at home and abroad to keep our country safe. This morning, I am excited to have the chance to participate in the City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade. It is always a humbling experience to be in the presence of Sacramento's heroes.Over the past ...