Investing in Anchor Institutions

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Published in The Hill in September of 2009Investing in Anchor InstitutionsBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California•’s 5th Congressional DistrictClick. Download. Hyperlink. Open. Select. Copy. Paste. Print.Sound familiar? For many of us, high-speed broadband access is something we have at work, and at our homes. But for millions of Americans, broadband access is either unavailable or unaffordab...

Making Investments to Strengthen Our Economy

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Published in the Natomas Journal in May of 2008Making Investments to Strengthen Our EconomyBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictBy now, it is clear that Natomas, and all of California, has been particularly hard-hit by the current economic climate. That is why I am developing legislation to address the housing crisis and provide responsible assistance for hard-...

It May Be Easy Going Green

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Published in Politico in April of 2008.It May Be Easy Going GreenBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictDuring the 110th Congress, the new Democratic majority has made reforming our energy policy a top priority. Unfortunately, this goal has been stymied by the President's continued veto threats of the bills we have crafted. Despite this stonewalling, the fact rem...

Two-pronged legislation aims to boost supply of public health workers in U.S.

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Published in The Hill in April 2008Two-pronged legislation aims to boost supply of public health workers in U.S.By Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictEveryday, we see new reports of emerging trends and illnesses that threaten our health and well-being. News stories appear almost daily in our papers warning us of the rise in staph infections, TB, sexually transmi...

A Vision for Future Economic Security

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Published in The Business Journal in February of 2008A Vision for Future Economic SecurityBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictEvery day, more and more Americans are struggling to keep pace with soaring gas prices, grocery prices and health care premiums. This month, Congress passed an economic stimulus package designed to provide much-needed financial relief a...

Historic Institution Focused on the Future

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Published in the Washington Post in January 2008Historic Institution Focused on the FutureBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictIn less than a year, the Smithsonian Institution has undergone one of the most striking transformations in its 161-year history. Since March, two short months after Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed me to the Board of Regents, the Board ha...

The Future of Natomas Flood Protection

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Published in the Natomas Journal in January of 2008.The Future of Natomas Flood ProtectionBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictHurricane Katrina awakened the entire nation to something that we have long since recognized in the Sacramento region: investments must be made to provide the highest possible level of long-term flood protection. We sit at the confluenc...

Liberty and Security are Not Mutually Exclusive

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Published in the San Francisco Chronicle in October of 2007Liberty and Security are Not Mutually ExclusiveBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictAt times, our national discourse wrongly assumes that liberty and security are mutually exclusive ideals. In fact, our liberty is a crucial component of our national security. Soon, the House will consider the RESTORE Ac...

Investing in the Health of Future Generations

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Published in The Hill in October of 2007Investing in the Health of Future GenerationsBy Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, California's 5th Congressional DistrictAs elected representatives, it is incumbent upon us to protect the health of all of our constituents, especially those who cannot protect themselves: our nation's youth. As the number of children struggling with autism, diabetes, obesity, an...

Let's Embrace the Williamson Act

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Published in the Sacramento Bee in August of 2007Let's Embrace the Williamson ActA Vision for the next 40 yearsBy U.S. Representatives Doris O. Matsui and Mike ThompsonForty years ago, the California Legislature made a bold move to protect our state's farmland and economic future. They realized that having some of the world's most fertile land would be wasted if it isn't protected from over-devel...