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  • Matsui Applauds House Passage of Natomas Levee Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Matsui Applauds House Passage of Natomas Levee Funding Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of legislation providing $42 million for continued construction of the Natomas Levee Improvement Project. When completed, the Natomas Project will reduce flood risk for 80,000 people and $7 billion dollars of property. “It’s clear that Congress recognizes the importance of our levee projects in the Sacramento area and the need to fund them expeditiously... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 90 House Members on Letter Condemning Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) led 90 House Members on a letter opposing the Trump Administration’s rollback of federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars. In August, the Administration announced a plan to freeze the standards at the 2020 level through 2026. The plan also threatens states’ authority to set their own greenhouse gas standards under the Clean Air Act. “After reviewing your preferred alternative in the NPRM, it is clear that your prop... Read more

  • Sens. Coons, Cassidy & Reps. Matsui, Price introduce resolution to recognize 9/11 as a national day of service
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louis.) and U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and David Price (D-N.C.) introduced a resolution recognizing September 11 as a national day of service and encouraging the American public to engage in a charitable service of their choosing on or around 9/11. In 2009, Congress established September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in tribute to the 9/11 victims, first responders, recovery workers... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of Senator John S. McCain III
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John S. McCain III: "America has lost a dedicated and tenacious patriot in Senator John McCain. Senator McCain exemplified the spirit of our nation's values throughout a life that was tirelessly committed to public service: as a naval officer and United States Senator. Senator McCain’s profound loyalty and commitment to the principles of a free and just society made our country a bette... Read more

  • Matsui, Blumenauer, Nadler, and Lofgren Lead Legislation to Improve Resettlement Process for Special Immigrant Visa Holders
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. ­– Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined with Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Judiciary Immigration & Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to introduce the Afghan and Iraqi Allies Resettlement Improvement Act, which aims to help Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders transition to their new lives in the United States. “Special Immigrant Visa holders who have helped keep the Unit... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposal to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards, Repeal CA Clean Air Act Waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Matsui (CA-06) released the following statement denouncing the Trump Administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy targets and repeal California’s ability to set their own standard: “This proposal is shear recklessness. As our nation grapples with the urgent challenge of climate change, this Administration is trying to revoke states’ ability to advance commonsense environmental policies that reduce pollution and strengthen our economy. Despite the President’s... Read more

  • Sens. Coons, Gardner & Reps. Lance, Matsui introduce legislation to address the opioid crisis through the prevention of drug diversion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to prevent drug diversion in real time before it has the ability to inflict damage in our communities. Currently, no law enforcement agency or private party has the ability to provide real-time, nationwide oversight of all orders for controlled substances, which is a major contributing factor to disproportionate presc... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Unveil Report Documenting Republican Attacks on Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, ahead of the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law on July 30, 1965 and the 83rd anniversary of Social Security on August 14, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to unveil a new report documenting years of Republicans’ attacks on seniors. The report, titled “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,” ... Read more

  • Matsui, DeSaulnier, Huffman Push for Amendment in Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill to Prevent EPA from Weakening Fuel Economy and Auto Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) filed an amendment this week to the House Interior-Environment Appropriations bill that would block any funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current effort to weaken light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The amendment was not made in order by the House Rules Committee. “It’s unfortunate that Republicans aren’t taking... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Greater Committee Oversight of the Family Separation Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) joined with her Democratic colleagues at an Energy & Commerce Full Committee markup in calling on the Committee majority leadership to allow for further Committee oversight of the family separation crisis. During the markup, the Congresswoman said, “Congress has a responsibility to hold the President and his Administration accountable for this disaster. And let me just say this. There were times in this country when Congress did not step up, ... Read more

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