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  • Matsui Denounces President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced President Trump’s proposed rule to gut Title X, which provides funding for family planning services: “This outrageous rule takes us backwards to a time when women couldn’t make decisions about their own reproductive healthcare. The rule restricts access to family planning services like birth control at local health care providers that people kno... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Seniors, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat the Farm Bill: “As the most powerful country in the world, we should be creating policies that lift people up. Instead, the GOP farm bill would have made it harder for people to thrive, cutting school lunches for children and limiting the SNAP program that helps families put food on the table. The defeat of this legislation is good news for now, but we must keep up our efforts to p... Read more

  • Energy & Commerce Committee Unanimously Passes Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui’s “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act” passed the House Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously. “We know that if we can get patients the care they need as early as possible, before their disease progresses to a crisis point, we can improve their health outcomes. We also know that managing chronic conditions like substance use disorder, or a mental illness, requires consistent, ongoing access to treatment,” said Matsui at ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s Misguided Reference to 340B Program in Prescription Drug Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on President Trump’s misguided reference to the 340B Program in the Administration’s prescription drug plan released today: “The Trump Administration’s efforts to connect high prescription drug prices to the 340B program are misguided and based on inaccurate assumptions. “The cuts in payments to safety net hospitals mentioned in this plan will not achieve the goal of reducing drug prices, and do nothing to get at... Read more

  • Nuclear Waste Legislation Including Matsui Consolidated Interim Storage Provision Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, H.R. 3053, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 340-72. The legislation included a bipartisan provision led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) that provides a legislative framework for the interim storage of spent nuclear fuel. The provision creates a path forward for decommissioned plants to move their waste to a consolidated interim storage facility to be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Comm... Read more

  • Matsui Floor Speech on Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) delivered the following floor remarks in support of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018: I rise today in support of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act. We worked in a bipartisan manner in the Energy & Commerce Committee to ensure there was language in this bill that provides a responsible path forward for consolidated interim storage. When this bill was first presented in committee, the licensing of an interim storage ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Terminate U.S. Participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration's announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement: “Withdrawing from the JCPOA does nothing to make our country safer. This decision opens the door for Iran to move towards the development of a nuclear weapon and weakens our ability to achieve the objectives we share with our allies, such as addressing Iran’s support of terrorism and human rights abuses. “We should be focus... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at 42 CFR Part 2 Legislative Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) gave the following opening remarks at today’s Health Subcommittee hearing on “Improving the Coordination and Quality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment:” This is a very important and complex issue relating to the opioid epidemic. I feel strongly that we should take action in this space. Patients that are currently receiving treatment may not be getting the best care if their provider does not have all the information necessary. However, many ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on California’s Participation in Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Vehicle Emission Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on California’s participation in a lawsuit with 17 other states and the District of Columbia over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) April 2 Final Determination to weaken vehicle emissions standards: “California has led the way when it comes to acting on climate, and I support our state’s firm commitment to that continued mission. The Trump Administration has demonstrated a complete unwillingness to accep... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui, Tonko Request Documents after Reports Indicating Pruitt May Have Misled Lawmakers in Testimony on California’s Waiver to Set Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Energy & Commerce Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (NY-20) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern over reports that the EPA and NHTSA have drafted a proposed rulemaking that would effectively revoke California’s waiver to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. At an April 26 Energy & Commerce hearing, Administrator Pruitt respo... Read more

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