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...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The legislation includes funding for Sacramento’s I Street Bridge Replacement Project and Old I Street Bridge Deck Conversion Project which Congresswoman Matsui fought hard to include. The INVEST in America Act makes transformational investments...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO EXPAND COMMUNITY-BASED MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES NATIONWIDE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Angie Craig (MN-02), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021, legislation that gives every state the opportunity to fully fund the establishment of Certified Community Beh...

MATSUI, BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL GROUP OF LAWMAKERS PITCH BILL TO SAVE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Minor League Baseball Relief Act, legislation to provide emergency assistance to Minor League Baseball (MiLB) clubs who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic forc...

MATSUI, JOHNSON INTRODUCE BILL TO ELIMINATE BARRIER TO TELEMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Telemental Health Care Access Act, legislation that would remove barriers to high-quality, virtual mental and behavioral health care for Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the bill removes the statutory requirement that M...

MATSUI, PRICE, COLE, WALTZ INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN CORPS ACT TO EXPAND NATIONAL SERVICE

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Representatives David Price (D-NC), Tom Cole (R-OK), and Mike Waltz (R-FL) introduced the Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery from the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act – a bipartisan and bicameral bill expanding national service positions to provide Americans with meaningful opportunities while supporting the needs of local communi...

MATSUI, HIRONO REINTRODUCE BICAMERAL BILL TO BOOST GENDER EQUITY IN EDUCATION, SUPPORT TITLE IX

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bicameral Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA), legislation that would provide additional resources, training, and technical assistance to combat harassment and discrimination in education. “Patsy Mink and Louise Slaughter were tireless warriors for...

MATSUI STATEMENT IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the celebration of Juneteenth and the recent passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. “This week, with the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, we finally affirmed the national importance of Juneteenth, a celebration t...