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  • Matsui, Mullin, Stabenow, Blunt, Announce Legislation to Extend and Expand Funding for Community-Based Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced a bill to extend and expand the funding for a program that improves community mental health and addiction services across the country. This legislation will ensure that the Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers that were established through the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act will be funded for two additional year... Read more

  • Matsui, Higgins, Guthrie, Bilirakis, Announce Legislation to Ensure Drug Parity
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) today introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would ensure equality of insurance coverage for all cancer treatments, regardless of how these treatments are administered. Oral chemotherapy is becoming a common standard of care for patients with many types of cancer, and more treatments are on the way, as oral chemo represents approximately 35% of the ... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui, Lowenthal, Wittman, Long Introduce the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act to Reduce Emissions & Promote Clean Air
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2019 to reauthorize DERA, a program where emissions-reducing strategies are deployed to promote clean air, ensure healthier communities, and protect the environment. Emissions from older, dirtier diesel engines, which can operate for 30 years, have serious impacts on public health and the environment. This bill would... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Co-Sponsors the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today joined Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) in co-sponsoring H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation will provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure status (DED). In addition to a pathway to citizenship, this legislation provides DACA recipients with access to ... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Honored by the American Psychiatric Association
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) today received the Jacob K. Javits Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for her hard work passing legislation that improves access to healthcare services for mental health and substance use patients. Last Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee tackled the opioid and substance use epidemic, with H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Congresswoman Matsui authored several provisions for the legislative packag... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Matsui Will Host a Congressional Spectrum Caucus Event
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, will speak on Tuesday at an event on 5G, Wi-Fi, and Spectrum Sharing: A Workshop on Automated Frequency Coordination. WHAT: The Congressional Spectrum Caucus is hosting an event in conjunction with the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. It will also feature a fireside chat with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comm... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Statement on the Sacramento DA’s report into Shooting Death of Stephon Clark
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the release of the Sacramento DA’s report into the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark: “No family should have to experience the kind of tragedy that Stephon Clark’s family has been going through for almost a year now. The fact is: their grief has no end. It is my hope that Stephon’s tragic and deeply disturbing death will serve as a way to bring this community together, not break it apart.... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie, Young, Markey Introduce the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Senator Todd Young and Senator Ed Markey, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today introduced the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019. This legislation would establish a working group of st... Read more

  • Matsui Fighting to Keep Flood Protection Funding Safe from President Trump’s Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington – President Trump has officially issued a national emergency declaration to build the border wall and has identified other forms of funding that doesn’t include the $1.8 billion designated to strengthen Sacramento’s levees and raise Folsom Dam. “I fought hard to ensure the safety of the Sacramento region by working to make sure that $1.8 billion in flood protection funding is not part of President Trump’s unconstitutional power grab,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “The President de... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Bill to Protect Sacramento Region’s Flood Protection Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington – President Trump has threatened to divert federal funds from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, which could include $1.8 billion that the Sacramento region received as part of the long-term disaster recovery bill to strengthen Sacramento’s levees and raise the Folsom Dam. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined several of her California Delegation colleagues to introduce legislation to ensure that this money could not be taken away from the Sacramento region. “Presid... Read more

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