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  • Matsui, DeSaulnier, Huffman Push for Amendment in Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill to Prevent EPA from Weakening Fuel Economy and Auto Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) filed an amendment this week to the House Interior-Environment Appropriations bill that would block any funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current effort to weaken light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The amendment was not made in order by the House Rules Committee. “It’s unfortunate that Republicans aren’t taking... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Greater Committee Oversight of the Family Separation Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) joined with her Democratic colleagues at an Energy & Commerce Full Committee markup in calling on the Committee majority leadership to allow for further Committee oversight of the family separation crisis. During the markup, the Congresswoman said, “Congress has a responsibility to hold the President and his Administration accountable for this disaster. And let me just say this. There were times in this country when Congress did not step up, ... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at 340B Drug Pricing Program Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Opportunities to Improve the 340B Drug Pricing Program.” Congresswoman Matsui authored the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. I hope we can all agree that the 340B Drug Di... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy: “President Trump has announced a Supreme Court nomination that could reverse generations of progress for this country. With his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President has put at risk, among other important issues, women’s rights to make decisions about reproductive healthcare, pre-e... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces Kyle Victor as Chief of Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that she has named Kyle Victor as her new Chief of Staff. Victor returns to the Congresswoman’s office after serving as Director of Public Policy at VMware, Inc., a Palo Alto, CA based leading software technology company. He previously served in Congresswoman Matsui’s office for eight years, including as her Legislative Director from 2011 through 2015. “I’m thrilled to have Kyle return to our office as Chief of Staff. His inst... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Major Funding Milestone for Sacramento's Flood Protection
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region would be receiving $1.8 billion in federal funding as part of long-term disaster recovery project funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "It's extremely significant that the Sacramento region has received such a substantial portion of this overall funding," said Congresswoman Matsui. "This nearly $2 billion will allow us to advance critical projects across the region, increasing our overall ... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Over $3 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for the Sacramento Region
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region has received over $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. Five grants totaling $3,226,406 million are going to support organizations serving the Sacramento region, with additional funds to support AmeriCorps volunteers in their education goals. Those include: City Year S... Read more

  • THOMPSON, MATSUI, PANETTA, AND SHERMAN VISIT FACILITY FOR SEPARATED MINORS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington – Today Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Brad Sherman (CA-30) released the following joint statement after visiting a facility in Virginia that houses children separated from their parents at the border as a result of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. “The children we met today have faced unimaginable horrors coming to the United States, and the trauma of that journey is only perpetuated the longer they are separated f... Read more

  • Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment Passes House as Part of Bipartisan Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, passed the House as part of a larger bipartisan opioids package, H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. “This is an important step in our work to leverage technology to meet the healthcare needs of our communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The integration of telemedicine into our healthcare ecosystem is one way we can expand access to treatment... Read more

  • Hirono, Matsui Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Title IX, Honor Patsy T. Mink & Louise M. Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Women's Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced the bicameral Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, legislation to provide additional resources for schools, school districts, states, and institutions of higher education to fully implement the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, commonly referred to as Title IX. “Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a fierce advocat... Read more

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