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  • Matsui Statement on FCC Proposal to Roll Back Net Neutrality Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality protections: “The internet must remain an open marketplace where everyone has the opportunity to participate. Rolling back net neutrality protections will undermine the ability of American consumers and businesses to innovate and compete on a level playing field online. My constituents and Americans across the country deserve to know that in... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on House Passage of Harmful GOP Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 1, the Republican tax bill: “House Republicans just voted for a tax bill that pulls the rug out from under families in California and across the country. “As young people are struggling to afford college, Republicans have voted to eliminate their student loan interest deduction. “As teachers are working every day to create opportunities for the next generation, Republicans have... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 23 Energy & Commerce Committee Members in Calling for FCC to Reconsider Proposed Changes to Lifeline Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), along with 22 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider proposed changes to the Lifeline program. The letter reads in part: “Now more than ever, the wake of this year’s natural disasters has shown the critical importance that a mobile connection – a literal lifeline – can play in getting Americans back on their feet. We are conce... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces New Staff Additions, Promotions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced the promotion of Megan Sussman Herber as Legislative Director, Lauren Dart as Communications Director, and Jonathan Gilbert as Senior Legislative Assistant. The Congresswoman also announced the hiring of Alex Damato as Tech Advisor & Senior Legislative Assistant and Robert Clark as Staff Assistant in her Washington, D.C. office. “Megan, Lauren, and Jonathan have proved to be instrumental team members over the last few years in... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on House Republicans' Tax Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House Republican tax proposal released today: “Families in Sacramento can’t afford this plan. It gives tax cuts to billionaires and corporations at the expense of the middle class. It drains our budget, just so Republicans can turn around and rip away benefits from middle class families, seniors, people with disabilities, and children who rely on Medicare and Medicaid for their health and economic security.... Read more

  • Matsui Statement at Credit Data Security Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks at a Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on “Securing Consumers’ Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce”: Thank you Ranking Member Pallone. I am pleased to cosponsor the Secure & Protect Americans’ Data Act that you introduced with Ranking Member Schakowsky. The need for data security and breach notification requirements are not new. California passed notification legislat... Read more

  • Long and Matsui reintroduce revised bill seeking to improve HHS cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced H.R. 4191, the HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act, legislation to address cyber threats to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since last Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee has held hearings that examined health care cybersecurity efforts and the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force has released a report detailing actions that should ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Chairman Pai’s Lifeline Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the FCC’s proposal on the Lifeline program: “I’m very concerned with the direction the FCC is taking with the Lifeline program. This program is a critical tool in our work to close the digital divide so that all Americans can do their homework online, apply for jobs, and communicate with their loved ones. We should be focusing on strengthening our efforts to ensure that every family has access to the s... Read more

  • Guthrie, Matsui Introduce Spectrum Auction Deposits Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, introduced the Spectrum Auction Deposits Act (H.R. 4109), a bill that will make it easier for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off spectrum frequencies. Spectrum makes up the radio frequencies that power smartphones, Wi-Fi, and all other wireless technologies. Commercial demand for spectrum has exploded as our society has rapidly digit... Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Leadership Statement on 2018 Social Security COLA Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with Vice Chairs Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Charlie Crist (D-FL), released the following statement on the announcement of a 2 percent Social Security COLA increase for beneficiaries: “Today’s announcement of a 2 percent increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is welcome news after two years of virtual... Read more

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