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  • Matsui Hails Passage of Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors and Their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Taskforce on Aging and Families, hailed House passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drugs Costs Now Act. This landmark bill gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to all Americans with private insurance. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act will also cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries and expan... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson Call on FCC to Provide Wildfire Resiliency Guidance to Wireless
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Link to the letter here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to provide wildfire resiliency guidance to wireless carriers. In 2016, the FCC adopted an order expressing support for a voluntary industry commitment to improve wirel... Read more

  • Matsui, Horsford, Van Drew Introduce Bill Reversing Trump Administration Efforts to Increase Out-Of-Pocket Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Steven Horsford (NV-4), and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) introduced the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act. This bill reverses the Trump Administration’s efforts to raise health care costs on working families through a reformulation of how we determine the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium tax credit and out-of-pocket cost limits. The Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act will reduce out-of-pocket costs for qualifyin... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of Lina Fat
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement following the passing of beloved Sacramento business owner Lina Fat. “Sacramento has truly lost a remarkable woman with the passing of my dear friend Lina Fat,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “Lina was a master of building bridges within our community, and her restaurants and legacy represent exactly that convergence of culture, ideas, and people that make our region great. While... Read more

  • Matsui, Johnson Introduce Bill to Expand Telemental Health Services
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the H.R. 5201, Telemental Health Expansion Act, to expand Medicare beneficiaries’ access to high-quality mental health treatment by increasing the availability of behavioral telehealth services. The bill also waives Medicare’s geographic site requirements to provide payment for mental health services delivered via telehealth b... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds FCC Public Auction Decision on C-Band Spectrum
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Vice-Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, applauded the decision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai to pursue a public auction on C-Band spectrum allocation. “Today’s decision is a victory for open and transparent government,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “In the race to 5G, the stakes are high, and we need to ... Read more

  • Matsui, Fortenberry Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Passenger Safety Laws on Cruise Ships
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. The CPPA would build on the passenger safety measures signed into law through the 2010, Matsui-led Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA). The bill strengthens crime reporting and video surveillance requirements, improves medical standards, and holds cruise lines responsible for deaths, sexual assaults... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Google for Answers on FitBit Health Data
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai requesting information about Google’s plans to protect sensitive health information of current and future FitBit customers. Congresswoman Matsui is also a member of the Energy and Commerce Health and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittees, which have dual jurisdiction of health and consumer products. On N... Read more

  • Matsui, Tonko, Connolly Lead More Than 160 Members, Urging House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Credits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), led more than 160 Members of Congress, including 36 members of the California Delegation, in urging House Democratic Leadership to prioritize clean energy tax credits in upcoming legislation – demonstrating broad Democratic support for the immediate passage of these policies. The urgency of the climate crisis requires... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Accountability and Monitor Suspicious Pharmaceutical Transactions
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) commemorates the one-year anniversary of the signing of historic opioid response legislation by introducing the Suspicious Order Identification Act of 2019. This bill aims to prevent drug diversion in real time before it has the ability to inflict damage in our communities. The legislation is co-authored by Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH). Bill text can be found here. Currently, no law enforcement agency or private party has the ability... Read more

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