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  • Matsui Appointed to Four Critical Subcommittees on Environment, Health, Telecom, and Consumer Protection
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), a senior Member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, today was appointed to four Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health, Environment and Climate Change, Communications and Technology, and Consumer Protection and Commerce. “I am pleased to serve on these important Energy and Commerce Subcommittees,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “On these Subcommittees, I plan to continue my focus on expanding access to health care, tackling clima... Read more

  • Matsui Blasts Proposal to Pay for Border Wall from Sacramento Flood Protection Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) responded to several media reports that the Trump Administration is discussing diverting funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects to pay for a border wall: “The President’s shutdown has already inflicted major damage on our economy, and on our 800,000 federal workers, and now, he’s considering putting our nation’s public safety at risk. It’s unconscionable that President Trump wants to take Sacramento’s flood protection fund... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces New Communications Team
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced a new communications team: Amy Lewis as Communications Director and Hannah Blatt as Deputy Communications Director. To highlight the important policy work the Congresswoman is doing for her district, Amy will be based in Sacramento, working with the Sacramento and California press, and Hannah will be based in Washington D.C. where she’ll work with DC and national press. “I’m very pleased to welcome Amy and Hannah to our team,”... Read more

  • Matsui statement supporting Nancy Pelosi for the next Speaker of the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history. Our democratic norms are constantly being tested, and the values we believe in seem to matter less and less every day. We need a strong leader to defend our ideals while moving the country forward, and there is no one more fit or more qualified than Nancy Pelosi to lead the House of Representatives. Under Nancy’s skilled leadership, we expanded high-quality, affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans, includin... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Flood Protection Funding for Natomas and West Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Last week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region will be receiving more than $23 million in federal funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for levee projects in Natomas and West Sacramento. “After our region secured $1.8 billion in flood protection construction funding over the summer, we’ve now brought home an additional $23 million,” said Congresswoman Matsui, “This money will be used to continue building our levees in Natomas and planning ... Read more

  • Statement On Synagogue Shooting In Pittsburgh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “I am sickened by the violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. I’m praying for the congregants and the entire American Jewish community. We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitic rhetoric, which grows into acts of violence like this one. My heart is one with the Jewish community.” ### Read more

  • Matsui statement on today’s Senate vote to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “Today, I am deeply disappointed by the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the United States Supreme Court. I am concerned that this confirmation process will have a chilling effect on survivors of sexual assault coming forward. We all witnessed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful testimony, yet by confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans are sending a message to women, girls, and sexual assault survivors everywhere that their experienc... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the FBI Investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - "I believe any credible and thorough FBI investigation should include interviews with the two key witnesses – Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. That did not happen. While I have the upmost respect for the men and women of the FBI, it is clear that the restrictions placed on the FBI by the Trump administration did not allow for a proper or credible investigation. The Trump Administration purposely limited the scope of the investigation, excluding not just Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Fo... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce H.R. 6913, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Matsui, Guthrie Introduce H.R. 6913, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018 Legislation would convene federal and industry stakeholders to develop a consensus-based definition of blockchain Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, introduced H.R. 6913, the “Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018,” which would establish a working ... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6 WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, and “Behavioral Health IT Legislation,” H.R. 3331 passed the House as part of H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is expected to move swiftly through the Senate and to the president’s desk. “This is an important step in our work to address the opioid epidemic,” said Congresswoma... Read more

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