Sac News & Review: Essay: ‘I was sickened by what I saw’

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Op-Ed by Doris Matsui “Well run” and “clean.” That’s how President Trump recently described children’s detention centers at the U.S. border. Having traveled last weekend to investigate detention facilities with my Democratic colleagues, I can confirm just how out of touch the president is. We visited the “Ursula” Central Processing Center, in McAllen, Texas, where you can hear the cries of innocen...

New Folsom Dam spillway is just the start on Sacramento flood protection

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BY DORIS MATSUI Special to The Bee DECEMBER 11, 2017 01:00 PM With the winter season officially begun – and with climate change manifesting itself in ever more frequent and destructive events – it is more important than ever that the Sacramento region continue making smart investments in our flood protection. OPINION In October, I joined local, state and federal officials to celebrate the complet...

Op-Ed: An overlooked solution to the opioid epidemic

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An overlooked solution to the opioid epidemic BY CHUCK INGOGLIA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/30/17 11:45 AM EST President Trump’s declaration of a public health emergency in the face of the opioid epidemic gripping the nation was a call to arms, but without the arms. Similar sentiments followed the release of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis final report. T...

Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence

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Published on The Huffington Post on October 28, 2014 Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence By Doris Matsui, U.S. House of Representatives California's 6th Congressional District Throughout the month of October, advocates, survivors, and elected officials across the country have been recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through rallies and walks, Facebook and Twitter town hall...

Open Internet rules matter most outside the Beltway

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Published in The Hill on September 16, 2014Open Internet rules matter most outside the BeltwayBy Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)Open Internet principles are the Bill of Rights for the online world. The Internet provides for free expression and a free and open marketplace where competition drives innovation. This should not change.Right now, the Federal Communications Co...

Viewpoints: Water projects bill shows what bipartisan cooperation can produce

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 11, 2014 Viewpoints: Water projects bill shows what bipartisan cooperation can produce By Barbara Boxer and Doris Matsui Congress came together last month to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses. The Senate approved it 91-7, and the House vote was 412-4; the entire California delegati...

Viewpoints: Let's upgrade our schools for the digital age

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April 25, 2014Published in The Sacramento Bee on April 25, 2014Viewpoints: Let’s upgrade our schools for the digital ageBy Jessica Rosenworcel, Kevin Johnson and Doris MatsuiThis month, across California, 3 million students began taking practice tests in English and math that, for the first time, were taken solely on computers, online. To prepare, Sacramento schools have invested millions to upgra...

Viewpoints: House emergency drought bill just another water grab

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February 4, 2014Published in The Sacramento Bee on February 4, 2014Viewpoints: House emergency drought bill just another water grabBy Doris Matsui and Mike ThompsonCalifornia has an innovative history. We solve big problems and the results have ripple effects all over the world. But when it comes to water policy, we’re unable to make progress.Unfortunately, the latest proposal made by some Califor...

Modernizing America's communications lifeline

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Published in The Hill on September 16, 2013.Modernizing America’s communications lifelineBy Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn and Rep. Doris Matsui Late last month, the Pew Research Center released a major report on broadband adoption. The results were mixed. On the plus side, 70 percent of U.S. adults have now adopted wireline broadband in the home, which marks a statistically significant rise...

Home Health Patients Must Be Protected From Medicare Cuts

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Published in Roll Call on October 25, 2013Home Health Patients Must Be Protected From Medicare CutsBy Representatives Doris Matsui and David McKinleyHealth care in America is undergoing significant transformations. Changes in the delivery of health care and how Americans access care are front and center in today’s policy discussion.As colleagues in the U.S. House dedicated to protecting the health...