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  • Reps. Lofgren and Matsui Introduce Legislation to Increase Investment in Clean Energy Technologies
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Technology, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act to provide Americans the opportunity to invest in clean energy technologies and projects around the country. Modeled after the enormously successful victory bonds sold during World War II, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would allow Americans to participate in the clean energy economy through safe investments while also helping create jobs and spur growth in clean ... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Over $1 million in Federal Grant Funding for Local Transit Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) today announced $1.2 million in federal grant funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to go towards Sacramento Regional Transit’s replacement and maintenance of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling equipment for their bus fleet. “Ensuring that equipment is up-to-date is critical to the efficiency and safety of our public transportation systems in Sacramento,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “I’m pleased that with this grant, SacRT will continue... Read more

  • Matsui Condemns Trump Administration’s Decision to Weaken EPA Clean Vehicle Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards adopted in 2012 by the Federal government, auto manufacturers, and more than a dozen state governments: “Administrator Pruitt is taking yet another step to undermine the EPA’s mission of protecting clean air and public health, and this time his decision wil... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Statement on Independent Oversight of Investigation into Shooting Death of Stephon Clark
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sacramento, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark and today’s announcement by Attorney General Becerra, Sacramento Police Chief Hahn, Sacramento Mayor Steinberg, and Sacramento County District Attorney Schubert that the California Department of Justice will be conducting independent oversight of the investigation into the shooting: “I support Chief Hahn’s decision to request that California’s Attorne... Read more

  • GAO Releases Matsui-Requested Study of Special Immigrant Visa Holder Resettlement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report with recommendations to improve the resettlement process for Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders. In August 2016, Congresswoman Matsui led four of her colleagues – Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Zoe Lofgren, Seth Moulton, and former Representative John Conyers – in calling for the GAO to begin this study after troubling reports of SIV holders’ access to housing, employment, and education dur... Read more

  • Matsui Spectrum and Broadband Legislation Passes with Omnibus in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, several of Congresswoman Matsui’s telecom legislative priorities passed the House as part of the FY 2018 Omnibus package. “Together, this legislation will make our communities more competitive as they operate in the 21st century economy,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “By finding innovative ways to unlock more spectrum and deploy broadband, we are bolstering the infrastructure that fuels wireless networks across the country and, in doing so, expanding access to our shared ... Read more

  • Omnibus Appropriations Bill Bolsters Sacramento Streetcar Project
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed an omnibus appropriations bill for the remainder of FY 2018 that includes a total of over $400 million for Small Starts projects, such as the Downtown Riverfront Streetcar. Specifically, the legislation contains language that Congresswoman Matsui outlined and fought for in a June 2017 letter, which mandates that FTA spend remaining federal funds Congress has appropriated to construct transit projects, including for the Streetcar. Congresswoman Matsui re... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Additional Federal Funding for Sacramento Flood Protection in 2018 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that over $25 million in funding for Sacramento region flood protection was included in the 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation, including work to strengthen Natomas Basin levees and Folsom Dam. Congresswoman Matsui issued the following statement on the development: “This is important progress in what needs to be an ongoing effort to bolster our region’s flood protection. The funding levels reflected in this bill for several proj... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Health Provisions Included in House Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on several health care provisions in the omnibus for fiscal year 2018: “I’m pleased that the fiscal year 2018 omnibus includes needed resources for many of my public health priorities including additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic and increased funding for Community Health Centers and medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I’m particularly encouraged that $100 million in new fun... Read more

  • Matsui Calls for Interim Storage Solutions for Spent Nuclear Fuel at Energy & Commerce NRC Budget Oversight Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, at a House Energy & Commerce Joint Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) called for continuing work to license interim storage solutions for our nation’s spent nuclear fuel. Congresswoman Matsui supports legislation that would facilitate the consolidation of spent fuel. Matsui delivered the following remarks at the hearing: I’d like to echo the Ranking Member’s suppor... Read more

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