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  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson, Huffman Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Response Communications Networks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) introduced the Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 5918), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an obligation to assist state and local governments in preparing for, responding to, and learning from major disasters. However, the agency’s response to major disaste... Read more

  • Matsui, Axne, Horsford Introduce Legislation to Lower Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04), introduced legislation to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs by reversing an administration rule that makes fewer Americans eligible for health care premium tax credits. The rule, which was finalized in April 2019, will cost impacted families up to $400 more per year in out-of-pocket costs, and is projected to result in higher premiums for at least 7.3 million Americans. The adminis... Read more

  • Matsui Releases Statement Following End of Department of Justice Probe Into Carb–Automaker Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to terminate its antitrust probe into the California Air Resources Board (CARB)-automaker agreement to set higher climate standards. “Today is a win for California. Climate change will continue to be the defining fight of our lives, and we must do what is necessary to secure a future for American f... Read more

  • Matsui to Bring Caregiver and Seniors’ Advocate to State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, announced that her guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Donna Yee, former CEO of ACC Senior Services and policy director of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Dr. Yee has spent her career advocating for Sacramento’s seniors and currently serves as a caregiver for her mother. “Dr. Yee has consistently fought for our region’s seniors and has a longt... Read more

  • Matsui Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address. “President Trump’s State of the Union address comes at a critical moment for our democracy and the future of our country. Unfortunately, tonight’s speech made clear that the President is unwilling to embrace bipartisan solutions that address our country’s most pressing issues. Despite the President’s calls for unity, this Administration’s actions have worsened poli... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce Bill to Update Prescription Drug Label Safety Information
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced the Making Objective Drug Evidence Revisions for New (MODERN) Labeling Act, a bipartisan bill to ensure that providers, patients and their caregivers have the most up-to-date information about the prescription drugs they use. This legislation would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require modifications of outdated generic drug labels to reflect new information such ... Read more

  • Matsui, Sarbanes, Fortenberry Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act, a bill to help homeowners lower energy costs, reduce stormwater runoff, and mitigate the effects of climate change by planting more trees. The bill creates a new Department of Energy (DOE) grant program that offers homeowners free or reduced-cost tree-planting services to help shade homes, reduce energy use, and tackle the clim... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Suicide Prevention Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Chris Stewart (R-UT), along with Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and John Kennedy (R-LA), introduced the Suicide Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation aims to provide new resources to help reverse the tragic rise of suicide across the nation. Rates of suicide have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with suicide now the tenth leading cause of death in the country. On average, there are roughly 129 deaths by suicide every day. Thi... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement Supporting War Powers Resolutions Amid Escalating Tension With Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement supporting the introduction of the War Powers Resolution amid escalating tension between the United States and Iran. Congresswoman Matsui is an original co-sponsor of this legislation, which will advance to the full House of Representatives. “Today, I took part in a classified briefing regarding the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the events that influenced that decision, and the retaliatory at... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement Supporting Articles of Impeachment to Remove President Donald Trump From Office
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement in support of articles of impeachment to remove President Donald Trump from office. “Day in and day out, I work tirelessly to serve the Sacramento region, improve people’s lives, and build a better future for our children and grandchildren, including my grandkids Anna and Robby. After carefully reviewing the facts and with our shared future in mind, I voted for both articles of impeachment against Presiden... Read more

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