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  • Matsui Introduces Legislation in Support of 340B Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. “Hospitals and clinics doing life-saving work rely on the 340B Program to help them provide inclusive and affordable care in their communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Unfortunately, the pr... Read more

  • Matsui Remarks on Behavioral Health IT Legislation During Opioid Bills Floor Debate
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House floor during debate of her bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), H.R. 3331. The bill would extend incentives to behavioral health providers to adopt electronic health records. Following debate, the bill passed unanimously by voice. A similar piece of legislation passed the Senate in May. Mr. Speaker, while I believe that we need to do a lot more to combat the opioid a... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Statement on the 2018 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Rep. Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: “The Trustees’ reports make it clear that the Republican tax scam directly threatens the Medicare program, reducing its solvency by three years. The tax scam comes at the expense of seniors and American families –taking funding from Medicare in order to give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. “Rep... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces Glenda Corcoran as New District Director
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) has appointed Glenda Corcoran as her new District Director. Corcoran brings over a decade of experience working in the California State Assembly, working on judiciary, local government, and social justice issues. Corcoran most recently served as a member of the California State Bar Board of Trustees. Corcoran has also served on multiple boards and task forces in the community, including the Sacramento LGBT Center and the Mayor’s Art & Creativ... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce the SPECTRUM NOW Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, today introduced the “SPECTRUM NOW Act”, which would enable government agencies to improve their spectral efficiency and effectiveness and make more spectrum available for commercial wireless use. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Brian Schatz (D-HI) and i... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced President Trump’s proposed rule to gut Title X, which provides funding for family planning services: “This outrageous rule takes us backwards to a time when women couldn’t make decisions about their own reproductive healthcare. The rule restricts access to family planning services like birth control at local health care providers that people kno... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Seniors, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat the Farm Bill: “As the most powerful country in the world, we should be creating policies that lift people up. Instead, the GOP farm bill would have made it harder for people to thrive, cutting school lunches for children and limiting the SNAP program that helps families put food on the table. The defeat of this legislation is good news for now, but we must keep up our efforts to p... Read more

  • Energy & Commerce Committee Unanimously Passes Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui’s “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act” passed the House Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously. “We know that if we can get patients the care they need as early as possible, before their disease progresses to a crisis point, we can improve their health outcomes. We also know that managing chronic conditions like substance use disorder, or a mental illness, requires consistent, ongoing access to treatment,” said Matsui at ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s Misguided Reference to 340B Program in Prescription Drug Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on President Trump’s misguided reference to the 340B Program in the Administration’s prescription drug plan released today: “The Trump Administration’s efforts to connect high prescription drug prices to the 340B program are misguided and based on inaccurate assumptions. “The cuts in payments to safety net hospitals mentioned in this plan will not achieve the goal of reducing drug prices, and do nothing to get at... Read more

  • Nuclear Waste Legislation Including Matsui Consolidated Interim Storage Provision Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, H.R. 3053, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 340-72. The legislation included a bipartisan provision led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) that provides a legislative framework for the interim storage of spent nuclear fuel. The provision creates a path forward for decommissioned plants to move their waste to a consolidated interim storage facility to be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Comm... Read more

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