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  • Matsui, Stewart, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect 340B Hospitals During the Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced a bill to provide temporary waivers for certain 340B program eligibility requirements due to the COVID-19 health emergency. The bill will protect 340B hospitals from losing their covered entity status and allow for greater flexibility in sourcing drugs during the pandemic. This legislation follows a letter that Reps. Matsui and Stewart lead to House leadership in May, signed by 121 collea... Read more

  • Matsui, Brady Introduce the Continuing Access to In-Home IVIG Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced a bill to extend and expand access to Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment administered in the home for Medicare patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD). “The COVID-19 pandemic has further necessitated access to lifesaving therapies from the comfort and safety of one’s home,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “For those living with PIDD, IVIG treatments provide an essential l... Read more

  • Matsui, Sacramento County Airport System, Announce $9.8 Million in Airport Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and the Sacramento County Airport System announced $9.8 million in funding to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building at Sacramento International Airport. “Sacramento International Airport is a catalyst for economic growth and mobility throughout our region and beyond,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “As our nation recovers from this pandemic and we see the resurgence of our travel and tourism sectors, we must make sure that we... Read more

  • Matsui, Yolo County Transportation District, Announce $11 Million in Local Transportation Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and the Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) announced $11 million in funding to support Yolobus transit services and their network of routes throughout the region. “Local transit systems are the beating heart of our economy and it is essential that we give them the resources to continue to operate safely and efficiently through this pandemic,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “For communities across the region, public transit is an essen... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Changes to DACA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s memorandum limiting the scope of DACA, following a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the DACA program. The memo will end the approval of initial DACA applications, end advance parole for recipients, and shorten the deferred action and work authorization to one year, instead of two. “For over eight years, the United States has provided over 700,000 young adults te... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of John Lewis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after the passing of Congressman John Lewis. “America has lost one of its brightest beacons of light – Congressman John Lewis – a humble giant, whose light emanated from within him, but who never sought the limelight for himself,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Instead, he lived every single day to overcome injustice, eradicate racism, and give hope to all who walked beside him. At this moment in our history ... Read more

  • Matsui, Thompson, Welch, Johnson, Schweikert Introduce the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), along with Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Bill Johnson (OH-06), and David Schweikert (AZ-06), announced the introduction of the Protecting Access to Post-Covid-19 Telehealth Act. This bipartisan bill will continue the expanded use of telehealth beyond the Coronavirus pandemic by eliminating restrictions on the use in Medicare, providing a bridge for patients currently using the practices because of the crisis, and re... Read more

  • Matsui Sends Six Bills to the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed six bills authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA). In total, the Committee voted favorably to report 30 bipartisan bills to the full House of Representatives, including 17 bills aimed at improving quality and access to health care. These bills are now ready to be considered on the House floor. “As we face the uncertainty of this time, we are continuing to take meaningful steps to advance legislation that w... Read more

  • Matsui, SacRT, Announce $100 Million Grant to Fund Sacramento Public Transit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) announced a $100 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to support their work in Sacramento during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As our economy recovers and adjusts to the challenges of this continuing pandemic, public transit is crucial to keeping us moving in the right direction,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “For many in our community, public transit is their primary mode of transportation. T... Read more

  • Matsui, California Telehealth Network, Announce Grant to Fund Critical Telehealth Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and the California Telehealth Network (CTN) announced a $1 million Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant to support COVID-19 related telehealth programs. “The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how patients and providers engage in health care delivery. Now more than ever, we need to meet patients where they are at - and telehealth has proven to be a critical tool in doing just that,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Telehealth... Read more

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