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  • Matsui statement supporting Nancy Pelosi for the next Speaker of the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history. Our democratic norms are constantly being tested, and the values we believe in seem to matter less and less every day. We need a strong leader to defend our ideals while moving the country forward, and there is no one more fit or more qualified than Nancy Pelosi to lead the House of Representatives. Under Nancy’s skilled leadership, we expanded high-quality, affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans, includin... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Flood Protection Funding for Natomas and West Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Last week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region will be receiving more than $23 million in federal funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for levee projects in Natomas and West Sacramento. “After our region secured $1.8 billion in flood protection construction funding over the summer, we’ve now brought home an additional $23 million,” said Congresswoman Matsui, “This money will be used to continue building our levees in Natomas and planning ... Read more

  • Statement On Synagogue Shooting In Pittsburgh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “I am sickened by the violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. I’m praying for the congregants and the entire American Jewish community. We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitic rhetoric, which grows into acts of violence like this one. My heart is one with the Jewish community.” ### Read more

  • Matsui statement on today’s Senate vote to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “Today, I am deeply disappointed by the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the United States Supreme Court. I am concerned that this confirmation process will have a chilling effect on survivors of sexual assault coming forward. We all witnessed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful testimony, yet by confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans are sending a message to women, girls, and sexual assault survivors everywhere that their experienc... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the FBI Investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - "I believe any credible and thorough FBI investigation should include interviews with the two key witnesses – Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. That did not happen. While I have the upmost respect for the men and women of the FBI, it is clear that the restrictions placed on the FBI by the Trump administration did not allow for a proper or credible investigation. The Trump Administration purposely limited the scope of the investigation, excluding not just Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Fo... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce H.R. 6913, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Matsui, Guthrie Introduce H.R. 6913, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018 Legislation would convene federal and industry stakeholders to develop a consensus-based definition of blockchain Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, introduced H.R. 6913, the “Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018,” which would establish a working ... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6 WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, and “Behavioral Health IT Legislation,” H.R. 3331 passed the House as part of H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is expected to move swiftly through the Senate and to the president’s desk. “This is an important step in our work to address the opioid epidemic,” said Congresswoma... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee vote to send Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to full Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans voted along party lines to send the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the full Senate. They should be ashamed of themselves. Committee Republicans cast their vote despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s courageous and powerful testimony yesterday. It has been painstakingly obvious throughout this process that the Republican strategy is simply to ignore the survivors. Two women have publicly alleged that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds House Passage of Natomas Levee Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Matsui Applauds House Passage of Natomas Levee Funding Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of legislation providing $42 million for continued construction of the Natomas Levee Improvement Project. When completed, the Natomas Project will reduce flood risk for 80,000 people and $7 billion dollars of property. “It’s clear that Congress recognizes the importance of our levee projects in the Sacramento area and the need to fund them expeditiously... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 90 House Members on Letter Condemning Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) led 90 House Members on a letter opposing the Trump Administration’s rollback of federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars. In August, the Administration announced a plan to freeze the standards at the 2020 level through 2026. The plan also threatens states’ authority to set their own greenhouse gas standards under the Clean Air Act. “After reviewing your preferred alternative in the NPRM, it is clear that your prop... Read more

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