Matsui Statement on the Passing of Chewy Ito

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the passing of Yasushi “Chewy” Ito, Founder of ACC Senior Services and Sacramento community icon. “Sacramento has lost a wonderful person and tireless advocate for our community with the passing of my dear friend Chewy Ito,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Chewy had a positive light that emanated from him –... Read more »

Matsui and Stewart Introduce the Suicide Prevention Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced the Suicide Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide new resources to help reverse the tragic rise of suicide across the nation. “Suicide is preventable with early intervention, but too often we are missing the opportunity to reach a person in distress,” said Congresswoman Ma... Read more »

Matsui and Guthrie Push for Coordination to Free Up 5G Spectrum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) sent a letter to Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, Evelyn Remaley at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), urging her to increase coordination and information sharing in the run-up to the 3.45GHz auction. “As the United States continu... Read more »

Matsui Issues Statement on Biden's Proposal to Reinstate CA Waiver on Tailpipe Emission Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement following President Biden’s action to restore states’ authority, contained in the Clean Air Act, to set standards stronger than federal vehicle pollution standards. This announcement from the White House comes on the heels of President Biden’s unveiling of the American Jobs Plan, which will invest $620 bil... Read more »

Matsui Statement on President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. “This evening, President Biden unveiled his vision for an America that works for all of us – where our diversity is valued, and our ingenuity is celebrated. Over his first 100 days, the P... Read more »

Matsui Announces Virtual Guest for President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that Ms. Julie Omishakin, a Nurse Practitioner who has worked on the frontline of the pandemic response with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC), will be her virtual guest for President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday. The address, which is President Biden’s first speech to a Joint Se... Read more »

Matsui and Blumenthal Urge CDC to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, urging her to strictly enforce recently issued safety guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) and immediately halt cruises if outbreaks occur on board. “Given the potential for a lar... Read more »

Matsui Meets with President Biden and Vice President Harris at White House to Address AAPI Priorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) met with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) to address the priorities of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The group also worked to find solutions for the continued uptick in anti-Asian ... Read more »

House Passes Matsui's TRANSPLANT Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (TRANSPLANT) Act (H.R. 941), a bill that reauthorizes the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (the Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory for five years. “Every three minutes, someone is di... Read more »

Matsui and Colleagues Applaud Passage of the FASTER Act for Sesame Labeling

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) applauded the passage of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 1202/S. 578), legislation that will improve the safety of those in the food allergy community and expand the research necessar... Read more »