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  • House Passes Matsui's MODERN Labeling Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) 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 This legislation would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require modifications of outdated labeling for generic drugs to reflect new information, such as ... Read more

  • House Passes Matsui's FASTER Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, legislation that will improve the safety of those in the food allergy community and expand the research necessary to find new treatments. The FASTER Act passed the House with 93 bipartisan cosponsors. This legislation makes labeling for the ingredient sesame mandatory and declares it the ninth major food allergen as recogn... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save 340B Drug Pricing Program, Preserve Prescription Drug Discounts for Safety Net Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter with 216 representatives to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, urging immediate action to protect prescription drug discounts for safety net providers provided through the 340B program. Recent reporting indicates that private company Kalderos is working with large pharmaceutical manufacturers to implement changes to the 340B program – without the approval of Congress or HHS – ... Read more

  • Matsui & Blumenthal Call on CDC to Halt Cruise Ship Operations After Positive COVID-19 Cases Were Reported On Board First Ship to Set Sail in Caribbean Since March
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calling on the agency to reinstate the no-sail order for cruise ships and reverse course on recent efforts to restart cruise line operations after multiple positive COVID-19 cases were reported aboard the first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since March. “In light of these disturbing reports, we feel strongly ... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces the Japanese American Confinement Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Japanese American Confinement Site (JACS) program to preserve and educate Americans on the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Just over seventy-five years ago, the U.S. Federal Government, through Executive Order 9066, rounded up and imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans. Based solely on race, Japanese Americans were stripped of their homes, possessions and c... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on DOD's Request For Information on Creating a Government-Owned 5G Network
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense submitting a Request for Information (RFI) on the creation of a government-owned and operated 5G network. “The Department of Defense's RFI on the possible creation of a government owned and operated 5G network is a very bad idea that raise... Read more

  • Matsui, Langevin Introduce the Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced a bill to enhance cybersecurity at K-12 schools by promoting access to information, better tracking cyberattacks nationally, and increasing the amount of cybersecurity experts in schools. “The pandemic continues to necessitate virtual platforms for learning, and we must do everything in our power to secure the networks and infrastructure our students rely on,” said Congresswoman Matsui, a ... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Trump Walking Away From COVID Relief Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors, Transportation, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), issued the following statement after President Trump announced he was ending coronavirus relief talks. “At a critical moment for our democracy and the future of our economic stability, President Trump has once again proven that he is utterly ill-equipped to lead our country out of this crisis. By instructing his representatives to walk away from coronavirus relief negotiations, the President is showing that he is completely unwilling t... Read more

  • Matsui Demands CDC Explain Dangerous Modification to Cruise Ship Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, pressing him for additional information on the CDC’s modification to their No Sail Order on September 30, 2020. Given the alarming rate of COVID-19 spread that has been connected to cruise lines, Congresswoman Matsui is calling on the CDC to provide details as to possible transmission rates and consequences of the new Order allowing cruise lines to resu... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of the Updated Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Education

    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 updated $2.2 trillion Heroes Act. “In the four months since House Democrats passed the original Heroes Act, the need for a strong, decisive response from the federal government has only grown more severe” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “As we move toward recovery, it is crucial that we give our lo... Read more

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