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  • 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

  • Matsui Leads Over 50 Congressional Colleagues in Calling for Funds to Preserve Former Japanese American Confinement Sites
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Friday, March 16, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter with 57 members of Congress to the Appropriations Committee calling for continued funding for the preservation of historic sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. While Congress has approved $3 million annually in funding to preserve these sites in recent fiscal years, President Donald Trump’s FY 2019 Department of Interior budget request zeroed out funding for the prog... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on the tragic passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter: “I’m heartbroken by the loss of my dear friend and mentor Louise. Louise represented her constituents with determination and strength. As the first and only female Chair of the House Rules Committee, she was an inspiration to so many women in Congress, setting a gold standard for future generations of lawmakers. Louise’s wonderful sense of humor and kind ... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 19 Energy & Commerce Colleagues in Legislation to Preserve Fuel Economy and Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) led 19 of her House Energy & Commerce Committee colleagues in introducing the Clean and Efficient Cars Act of 2018, which would preserve fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save drivers money at the pump. The legislation would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards that were created in 2012 for light-duty vehicle greenhous... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force members submit Association Health Plan comments to Labor Secretary Acosta
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) led 11 members of the task force in providing comments to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would greatly expand the existing definition of association health plans (AHPs). This NPRM could have devastating consequences on Americans’ health care. After submitting the comments, Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui released the following statement: “The Depart... Read more

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