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  • Reps. Matsui & Griffith Introduce Legislation to Eliminate the Need for Dangerous Flame Retardant Chemicals in Home Products
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) to set a national furniture flammability standard that will reduce the need for harmful flame retardants in furniture. Specifically, the legislation would make California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013 a national standard, replacing an open flame test with a smolder test for furniture flammability testing. California adopted this standard in 2013... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Proposed Rule to Allow Safe Testing of Additional Autonomous Vehicles
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on California’s proposed rule for the safe testing of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles: “By proposing this rule, California is taking another important step in the effort to safely deploy autonomous vehicles in our communities. AVs will improve the quality of life for millions who currently are unable to drive a car – opening up the opportunity to maintain their independence, run errands, or visit a ... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Legislation Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) today announced a bill to encourage further research, education and treatment of food allergies. The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act helps to improve the health and safety of Americans with food allergies and related disorders. The bill updates allergen labeling laws, increases research, expands patient experience data to include food allergies, and studies the economic costs of food allergies. “Food ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement On The Passing of Journalist Leo Rennert
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Matsui Statement On The Passing of Journalist Leo Rennert Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on the passing of former Sacramento Bee reporter Leo Rennert: “Leo Rennert was a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States and built a reputation as a straight-shooting newspaper reporter with integrity. Our region and our news industry mourn the loss of a tough, smart, fair and honest journalist. Leo worked every day to ensure that the peop... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Release of Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released this statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report being submitted to U.S. Attorney General William Barr: “The American people have a right to know what Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has uncovered. Last week, the House voted 420-0 to urge the Department of Justice to make the Special Council’s report public to the fullest extent of the law. I stand by my vote and urge U.S. Attorney General William Barr to do exac... Read more

  • 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

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