MATSUI INTRODUCES BILL TO UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR NATION’S SCHOOLS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced the Healthier and Greener Schools Act of 2021, legislation to support America’s schools in making critical infrastructure upgrades that boost energy efficiency, reduce costs, provide charging stations for zero-emission cars and school buses, and update ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality. The legislation prioriti...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD EFFORT TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES AT FEDERAL AGENCIES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) led 46 colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the agency to reaffirm their commitment to expanding and improving language assistance services for the more than 25 million Limited English Proficiency (LEP) ...

MATSUI ANNOUNCES JEREMY MARCUS AS CHIEF OF STAFF

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that she has named Jeremy Marcus as her new Chief of Staff. Marcus comes to the Congresswoman’s office after serving eight years as Deputy Chief of Staff to Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08). “I am thrilled to have Jeremy join our office as Chief of Staff,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “He brings a wealth of institutional knowledge, p...

MATSUI APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF PRIORITIES IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills. The package includes Matsui-backed projects and priorities that will benefit the Sacramento region. The funding that passed the House as part of H.R. 4502 includes appropriations for: Labor, Health and H...

MATSUI, THOMPSON AND COLLEAGUES URGE IRS TO RESOLVE TAX REFUND DELAYS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 33 House colleagues wrote to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, urging him to swiftly provide Americans with their tax refunds. “Recently, we have heard countless stories from constituents of all backgrounds concerned about the delay of IRS tax refunds this year,” said the lawmaker...

MATSUI AND HIRONO CALL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GENDER EQUITY OFFICE IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona, encouraging the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity (OGE) within the agency. The office would provide financial and technical assistance for states, school districts, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities to strengthen t...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES URGE EPA TO REINSTATE WAIVER FOR CALIFORNIA’S CLEAN CAR STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and 112 House colleagues wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to urge him to promptly reinstate the Clean Air Act waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Cars program. The waiver would restore the authority of California and other states to impose emission standards on light duty vehicles that are more...

HOUSE PASSES MATSUI’S EMERGENCY REPORTING ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 1250), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. “During an emergency, access to reliable communications networks is absolutely crucial. They are how we receive emergency alerts, call 9-1-1 for help, and navigate evacua...

MATSUI INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PATIENTS’ ROLE IN DRUG APPROVALS PROCESS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced the Better Empowerment Now to Enhance Framework and Improve Treatments (BENEFIT) Act, legislation that would provide patients and patient advocates the ability to play a larger role in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) benefit-risk framework for drug approval. The BENEFIT Act would am...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD EFFORT TO ADVANCE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF COVERAGE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, encouraging the agency to consider making coverage for certain telehealth services added during the public health emergency permanent through the annual Medicare payment...