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  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passing of George Floyd
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), issued the following statement on the passing of George Floyd and the state of racism and injustice in America. “We are a nation in pain. Pain because we have been vividly confronted with the systemic injustice and racism that continues to permeate our society. The horrifying images of George Floyd’s last breath has sent a searing cut deep into the American soul, and our communities across the country have sent a clear message back to th... Read more

  • Matsui, Brownley, Khanna, Introduce Resolution to Recognize May 28 as Food Allergy Prevention Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, and Congressman Ro Khanna introduced a resolution to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of severe food allergies. The resolution aims to bring attention to the impact that food allergies have on individuals and families, as well as restaurants, retailers, and food manufacturers, and to demonstrate Congress’s support for more research on effective prevention treatments. The resolution would also designat... Read more

  • Matsui Urges CDPH to Use Federal Funds to Enhance Sacramento County Testing Capacity and Nursing Home Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), sent a letter to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell, urging her to direct adequate resources to Sacramento County to help the region reach state COVID-19 testing requirements for reopening and to enhance virus surveillance at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. On April 23rd, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allo... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of the Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Heroes Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our collective resolve and required us to be bold in our response. As we move forward, it is abundantly clear that our communities, workers, and families urgently need more support,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “This bill provides needed resources t... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Butterfield, and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Support Broadband Connectivity for College Students in Need
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), and colleagues today introduced legislation to establish a new program to support college students who are unable to participate in distance learning. The Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act provides $1 billion to colleges and universities to pay for at-home internet connections for students in need. Higher education institutions can use the funding to pay for ro... Read more

  • Matsui, Stewart Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling to Preserve 340B Eligibility for Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT), along with 121 colleagues, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, asking for temporary flexibility with 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements to preserve hospitals’ eligibility for the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the 340B program, drug manufacturers agree to provide outpatient drugs at a discount to safety-net providers that serve our most vuln... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members Urge House Leaders to Promote Competition in Telecommunications Supply Chains
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with 34 colleagues, sent a letter to House leadership, urging them to provide funding to support the development and deployment of open and interoperable radio access networks (RANs). RANs serve as the connection between phones or hotspots and a carrier’s core network and the internet. As mobile traffic continues to evol... Read more

  • Matsui, Price, Houlahan, Bera, and Schrier Lead Effort to Bolster Public Health with National Service
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and David Price (D-NC), Co-Chairs of the National Service Caucus, along with Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA) introduced The Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act. Supported by over one hundred national service organizations, the legislation would provide a comprehensive, locally focused, national service strategy to address, move forward and recover ... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Transparency in SBA PPP Loan Information
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, urging the SBA to increase transparency of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As part of the federal government effort to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PPP provides cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally-guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during the public health emergency. If employers main... Read more

  • Matsui, Lowenthal Lead California House Delegation Members in Urging Additional Federal Relief to Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), along with 39 Members of the California House delegation, called on House leadership today to ensure that higher education institutions in California receive additional recovery funding in any future pandemic-related relief packages. California higher education institutions, including the University of California, the California State University, and California Community Colleges systems, serve nearly 3... Read more

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