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  • Matsui, Bilirakis, Pingree Introduce Life-Saving Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders Co-Chairs Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), alongside Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME), introduced H.R. 4764, the Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (TRANSPLANT) Act. This legislation reauthorizes the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory. Through renewed federal funding fo... Read more

  • Matsui Congratulates Sacramento Republic FC on Successful MLS BID
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement on the announcement that Sacramento would be home to the newest Major League Soccer (MLS) Franchise. “In Sacramento, we take our sports seriously, and Republic FC and its fans embody passion, energy, and civic pride for our great city. Securing a MLS franchise is a monumental accomplishment for the City of Sacramento and our region – signaling our continued growth and emergence as a great American city,” sai... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of Elijah Cummings
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. “I am heartbroken by the loss of my esteemed colleague and friend, Elijah Cummings. Elijah was a leader for the Committee on Oversight and Reform, our party, and our country,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “At a moment in our history with the truth too often obscured, Elijah relentlessly pursued it and w... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on FCC to Pursue Public Auction in C-Band Spectrum Allocation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Energy & Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Chairman Pai to pursue an FCC-led public auction in allocating C-Band spectrum. Text of the letter is below: October 17, 2019 The Honorable Ajit V. Pai Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Pai: ... Read more

  • Matsui Again Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Amid Allegations President Trump Attempted to Coerce a Foreign Government to Illegally Assist His Presidential Campaign
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after recent developments originating from an Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint. The initial claim was filed alleging President Trump attempted to coerce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family. Per reports from the Washington Post and New York Times, in the days before this conversation, President Trump ordered Acting Chief of Staff Mick ... Read more

  • Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Illegal Challenge to California Clean Air
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act, condemns the Trump Administration for illegally challenging California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate its own air quality and fuel economy standards. “From day one, this Administration made it clear that California’s waiver authority granted under the Clean Air Act was enemy number one, and they have spitefully ac... Read more

  • Matsui, Lowenthal, Long, Wittman Applaud House Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA) applauded House passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). This legislation reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DERA program, which provides grants to help communities reduce harmful diesel emissions and improve air quality and public health for Americans across the country. “Clean air and a clean environment are fundamental rights for... Read more

  • Matsui Calls Out Trump Administration for Weaponizing DOJ in Pursuit of Lower Air Quality and Fuel Economy Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Innovation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, calls out the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for their decision to open a questionable probe in Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen. These latest actions come on the heels of California working with automakers on an agreement to limit air pollution and improve public health. "The Trump Administration is yet ag... Read more

  • Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Indefinite Family Incarceration Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s move to indefinitely incarcerate migrant families. "By seeking to deny migrant families basic human rights, the Trump Administration is again betraying the values of our country. We cannot repeat the mistakes of our past, and we cannot allow the White House to end decades-old legal protections and indefinitely detain vulnerable migrant children and families. We need action, and... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Agreement Between CARB and Leading Automakers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement commending the deal the State of California struck with leading automakers, including Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW, to promote clean air, invest in U.S. auto industry jobs, and save consumers money at the gas pump. The agreement outlines that automakers will produce vehicles that could average 50 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2026, which is a strong rebuke of the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (... Read more

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