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  • Matsui Applauds Passage of Priorities in FY2020 Funding Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Flood Protection, Innovation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) applauded the passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which provide funding for the 2020 fiscal year. The funding package includes Matsui-backed legislation and significant Democratic priorities. “When the American people installed a Democratic House Majority, they endorsed our vision for the future: more affordable health care, rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and a plan to reverse the effects of climate change. Today, we ... Read more

  • Matsui, Sarbanes, Fortenberry Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act, a bill to help homeowners lower energy costs, reduce stormwater runoff, and mitigate the effects of climate change by planting more trees. The bill creates a new Department of Energy (DOE) grant program that offers homeowners free or reduced-cost tree-planting services to help shade homes, reduce energy use, and tackle the clim... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Suicide Prevention Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Chris Stewart (R-UT), along with Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and John Kennedy (R-LA), introduced the Suicide Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation aims to provide new resources to help reverse the tragic rise of suicide across the nation. Rates of suicide have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with suicide now the tenth leading cause of death in the country. On average, there are roughly 129 deaths by suicide every day. Thi... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement Supporting War Powers Resolutions Amid Escalating Tension With Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement supporting the introduction of the War Powers Resolution amid escalating tension between the United States and Iran. Congresswoman Matsui is an original co-sponsor of this legislation, which will advance to the full House of Representatives. “Today, I took part in a classified briefing regarding the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the events that influenced that decision, and the retaliatory at... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement Supporting Articles of Impeachment to Remove President Donald Trump From Office
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement in support of articles of impeachment to remove President Donald Trump from office. “Day in and day out, I work tirelessly to serve the Sacramento region, improve people’s lives, and build a better future for our children and grandchildren, including my grandkids Anna and Robby. After carefully reviewing the facts and with our shared future in mind, I voted for both articles of impeachment against Presiden... Read more

  • Matsui Votes to Increase State and Local Tax Deduction for California Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R.5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019, to temporarily repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap for Americans. “In states like California, we choose to provide our citizens with high-quality education, health care, and social services. Unfortunately, the Republican tax plan passed under the previous Congress hurt California families by... Read more

  • Matsui Legislation Limiting Dangerous Chemicals from Furniture Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of her legislation H.R. 2647, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). SOFFA would establish a national flammability standard, based on California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013, and alter flammability testing for common household furniture. This change will result in improved public health and eliminates the need for a disincentive to use... Read more

  • Matsui Hails Passage of Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors and Their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Taskforce on Aging and Families, hailed House passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drugs Costs Now Act. This landmark bill gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to all Americans with private insurance. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act will also cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries and expan... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson Call on FCC to Provide Wildfire Resiliency Guidance to Wireless
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Link to the letter here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to provide wildfire resiliency guidance to wireless carriers. In 2016, the FCC adopted an order expressing support for a voluntary industry commitment to improve wirel... Read more

  • Matsui, Horsford, Van Drew Introduce Bill Reversing Trump Administration Efforts to Increase Out-Of-Pocket Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Steven Horsford (NV-4), and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) introduced the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act. This bill reverses the Trump Administration’s efforts to raise health care costs on working families through a reformulation of how we determine the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium tax credit and out-of-pocket cost limits. The Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act will reduce out-of-pocket costs for qualifyin... Read more

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