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  • Matsui Applauds Passage of Third COVID-19 Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented uncertainty and created new challenges for all Americans. This virus has threatened the health and livelihood of countless families and we owe it to them to provide a strong and direct respon... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Letter to Support National Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), co-chair of the National Service Caucus, mounted a bipartisan effort to address the needs of our national service members volunteering through programs like AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. The effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable communities will in large part depend on the work of first responders and members of our national service programs. Congress must do its part to provide the tools necessary to ... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Letter to Speaker Pelosi Requesting Coronavirus Response Address Mental Health
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, along with Representatives Paul D. Tonko, Joseph P. Kennedy, III and Scott Peters led a letter signed by 74 bipartisan members that was sent to House leadership today – requesting that the next coronavirus response package address the mental health challenges associated with this public health crisis. “We must meet the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak with a comprehensive health care strategy that prioritizes the physical and mental health... Read more

  • Matsui, Task Force on Aging & Families Lead Effort to Provide Relief for Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus’ Task Force on Aging and Families, Co-Chaired by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), introduced the Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act to provide resources and support to protect the health and well-being of seniors, people with disabilities and the front-line workers and family caregivers who support these individuals. “For the tens of millions of older Americans and people with disabilities at higher risk from this... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities During COVID-19 Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) sent a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging him to expand the Lifeline program for millions of Americans lacking broadband access amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that a phone and access to the internet brin... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Congress to Oppose Cruise Industry Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), sent the following letter to Reps. Richard Neal (MA-1), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to oppose any bailout of the cruise industry and instead focus on supporting the federal response to the coronavirus. Congresswoman Matsui is a long-time advocate for improving safety, security and medical standards aboard cruise vessels.... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Small Business Administration to Swiftly Get Crucial Funding to Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to take expedient action to provide relief to small businesses amid the current economic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which included new funding for the Small Business Administration to provide emergency loans to small bus... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Passage of Coronavirus Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Today, the House passed an emergency aid package which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families. The House package includes free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured. “We have a duty to do everythi... Read more

  • Matsui Celebrates AmeriCorps Week with Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Recognizing Members’ Service, Ensuring Parity in Education Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Tom Cole (R-OK), introduced new legislation during 2020 AmeriCorps Week to strengthen the Segal AmeriCorps Award that helps make service a financial possibility for many Americans. The Educational Award Parity Act ensures that all AmeriCorps members over the age of 55 who earn an education awar... Read more

  • Bipartisan E&C Bill to Protect Americans from Suspect Foreign Network Equipment Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Following President Trump signing their bipartisan Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (H.R. 4998) into law to help secure America’s telecommunications supply chain, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement: “Securing our networks from malicious foreign interference is critical to America’s wireless future, esp... Read more

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