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  • Matsui Calls on President Trump to Unlock Vital Tools For Treating Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the President to issue a federal emergency declaration in response to the growing COVID-19 crisis. State Medicaid programs have flexibility over how they pay for telehealth services. California recently passed a state law that allows Medi-Cal services, including telehealth, to be reimbursed if the services were rendered during a declared state of emergency. However, the declared state o... Read more

  • Matsui, Thompson, Garamendi, Huffman Introduce Bill Requiring Reimbursements for Cancelled Cruises
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Garamendi (CA-03), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced they have introduced legislation to require cruise lines to reimburse passengers whose trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. This would apply for tickets purchased on or before February 1, 2020 and to cancellations both from the cruise line itself and by the passenger because of concerns over the ongoing public health emergency. The Center... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of Coronavirus Emergency Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6074). Today, the House passed an $8.3 billion emergency supplemental funding bill to address the coronavirus outbreak and protect Americans from the current public health crisis. “In the face of crisis, the federal government mus... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Vice President, HHS and CDC to Further Expand and Expedite Coronavirus Testing After Patient Diagnosed in Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Calls on Trump Administration to Direct Emergency Resources to Sacramento Region WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield expressing concerns about the delay in testing for a coronavirus patient at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. Congresswoman Matsui is a senior member of the H... Read more

  • Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, Introduce Older Americans Bill of Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, co-led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), announced the introduction of the Older Americans Bill of Rights. The resolution, which identifies and establishes fundamental rights that every older American and their families deserve, is centered around four pillars including: guaranteeing access to affordable, equitable and comprehensive health care; financial and retirement security for seniors and their famili... Read more

  • E&C Leaders Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation to Protect Communications Networks from Supply Chain Threats
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) applauded the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (H.R. 4998), their bipartisan bill to help secure America’s telecommunications supply chain: “In today’s interconnected world, America’s wireless future depends on having networks that are secure from ma... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson, Huffman Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Response Communications Networks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) introduced the Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 5918), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an obligation to assist state and local governments in preparing for, responding to, and learning from major disasters. However, the agency’s response to major disaste... Read more

  • Matsui, Axne, Horsford Introduce Legislation to Lower Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04), introduced legislation to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs by reversing an administration rule that makes fewer Americans eligible for health care premium tax credits. The rule, which was finalized in April 2019, will cost impacted families up to $400 more per year in out-of-pocket costs, and is projected to result in higher premiums for at least 7.3 million Americans. The adminis... Read more

  • Matsui Releases Statement Following End of Department of Justice Probe Into Carb–Automaker Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to terminate its antitrust probe into the California Air Resources Board (CARB)-automaker agreement to set higher climate standards. “Today is a win for California. Climate change will continue to be the defining fight of our lives, and we must do what is necessary to secure a future for American f... Read more

  • Matsui to Bring Caregiver and Seniors’ Advocate to State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, announced that her guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Donna Yee, former CEO of ACC Senior Services and policy director of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Dr. Yee has spent her career advocating for Sacramento’s seniors and currently serves as a caregiver for her mother. “Dr. Yee has consistently fought for our region’s seniors and has a longt... Read more

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