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  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of Senator John S. McCain III
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John S. McCain III: "America has lost a dedicated and tenacious patriot in Senator John McCain. Senator McCain exemplified the spirit of our nation's values throughout a life that was tirelessly committed to public service: as a naval officer and United States Senator. Senator McCain’s profound loyalty and commitment to the principles of a free and just society made our country a bette... Read more

  • Matsui, Blumenauer, Nadler, and Lofgren Lead Legislation to Improve Resettlement Process for Special Immigrant Visa Holders
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. ­– Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined with Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Judiciary Immigration & Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to introduce the Afghan and Iraqi Allies Resettlement Improvement Act, which aims to help Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders transition to their new lives in the United States. “Special Immigrant Visa holders who have helped keep the Unit... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposal to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards, Repeal CA Clean Air Act Waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Matsui (CA-06) released the following statement denouncing the Trump Administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy targets and repeal California’s ability to set their own standard: “This proposal is shear recklessness. As our nation grapples with the urgent challenge of climate change, this Administration is trying to revoke states’ ability to advance commonsense environmental policies that reduce pollution and strengthen our economy. Despite the President’s... Read more

  • Sens. Coons, Gardner & Reps. Lance, Matsui introduce legislation to address the opioid crisis through the prevention of drug diversion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to prevent drug diversion in real time before it has the ability to inflict damage in our communities. Currently, no law enforcement agency or private party has the ability to provide real-time, nationwide oversight of all orders for controlled substances, which is a major contributing factor to disproportionate presc... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Unveil Report Documenting Republican Attacks on Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, ahead of the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law on July 30, 1965 and the 83rd anniversary of Social Security on August 14, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to unveil a new report documenting years of Republicans’ attacks on seniors. The report, titled “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,” ... Read more

  • Matsui, DeSaulnier, Huffman Push for Amendment in Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill to Prevent EPA from Weakening Fuel Economy and Auto Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) filed an amendment this week to the House Interior-Environment Appropriations bill that would block any funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current effort to weaken light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The amendment was not made in order by the House Rules Committee. “It’s unfortunate that Republicans aren’t taking... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Greater Committee Oversight of the Family Separation Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) joined with her Democratic colleagues at an Energy & Commerce Full Committee markup in calling on the Committee majority leadership to allow for further Committee oversight of the family separation crisis. During the markup, the Congresswoman said, “Congress has a responsibility to hold the President and his Administration accountable for this disaster. And let me just say this. There were times in this country when Congress did not step up, ... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at 340B Drug Pricing Program Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Opportunities to Improve the 340B Drug Pricing Program.” Congresswoman Matsui authored the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. I hope we can all agree that the 340B Drug Di... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy: “President Trump has announced a Supreme Court nomination that could reverse generations of progress for this country. With his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President has put at risk, among other important issues, women’s rights to make decisions about reproductive healthcare, pre-e... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces Kyle Victor as Chief of Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that she has named Kyle Victor as her new Chief of Staff. Victor returns to the Congresswoman’s office after serving as Director of Public Policy at VMware, Inc., a Palo Alto, CA based leading software technology company. He previously served in Congresswoman Matsui’s office for eight years, including as her Legislative Director from 2011 through 2015. “I’m thrilled to have Kyle return to our office as Chief of Staff. His inst... Read more

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