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  • Matsui, Stewart Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling to Preserve 340B Eligibility for Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT), along with 121 colleagues, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, asking for temporary flexibility with 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements to preserve hospitals’ eligibility for the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the 340B program, drug manufacturers agree to provide outpatient drugs at a discount to safety-net providers that serve our most vuln... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members Urge House Leaders to Promote Competition in Telecommunications Supply Chains
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with 34 colleagues, sent a letter to House leadership, urging them to provide funding to support the development and deployment of open and interoperable radio access networks (RANs). RANs serve as the connection between phones or hotspots and a carrier’s core network and the internet. As mobile traffic continues to evol... Read more

  • Matsui, Price, Houlahan, Bera, and Schrier Lead Effort to Bolster Public Health with National Service
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and David Price (D-NC), Co-Chairs of the National Service Caucus, along with Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA) introduced The Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act. Supported by over one hundred national service organizations, the legislation would provide a comprehensive, locally focused, national service strategy to address, move forward and recover ... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Transparency in SBA PPP Loan Information
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, urging the SBA to increase transparency of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As part of the federal government effort to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PPP provides cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally-guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during the public health emergency. If employers main... Read more

  • Matsui, Lowenthal Lead California House Delegation Members in Urging Additional Federal Relief to Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), along with 39 Members of the California House delegation, called on House leadership today to ensure that higher education institutions in California receive additional recovery funding in any future pandemic-related relief packages. California higher education institutions, including the University of California, the California State University, and California Community Colleges systems, serve nearly 3... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Bill To Strengthen Flood Protection In Yolo Bypass
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Yolo Bypass System Improvement Act of 2020, legislation to establish a comprehensive approach for flood protection infrastructure in the Yolo Bypass, as well as a framework for nationwide Army Corps civil works programs. “Our region continues to face some of the most unique and severe flood challenges in the country,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This means we h... Read more

  • In Bipartisan Letter, Lawmakers Seek Emergency Funding for Behavioral Health Organizations in Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); along with Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), John Katko (R-NY-24) and 68 of their Senate and House colleagues, sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting emergency funding for mental health disorder and addiction treatment providers across the country. As the nation grapples with the COV... Read more

  • Matsui and Speier Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Cruise Lines’ Tax Evasion, Environmental and Labor Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Friday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives limiting federal assistance for cruise industry companies that fail to undertake significant tax, environmental, medical, and labor reforms. The Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke (CRUISE) Integrity Act would address the industry’s abysmal history of negligence and evasion by requiring companies to incorporate and register vessels i... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members Introduce Bill to Promote Competitive and Secure 5G Equipment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced the bipartisan “Utilizing Strategic Allied (USA) Telecommunications Act of 2020“ in the House of Representatives. The bill would authorize up to $750 million for a grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of Supplemental Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause enormous strain on our communities and local economies. Although our country has shown amazing resiliency during this difficult time, the federal government must continue to provide the tools and resources to keep Americans... Read more

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