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  • Reps. Matsui, Tonko Request Documents after Reports Indicating Pruitt May Have Misled Lawmakers in Testimony on California’s Waiver to Set Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Energy & Commerce Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (NY-20) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern over reports that the EPA and NHTSA have drafted a proposed rulemaking that would effectively revoke California’s waiver to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. At an April 26 Energy & Commerce hearing, Administrator Pruitt respo... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at Health Subcommittee Markup of Opioid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Health markup on “Opioid Legislation and H.R. 5554:” Our Committee has a daunting, yet absolutely essential, task before us today: to make policy changes that address the opioid epidemic without creating unintended consequences. This effort requires our careful attention. We have all heard stories from constituents about the devastating toll that this crisis is having on famili... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Two Bills that Leverage Telehealth to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act” with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) and the “Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act” with Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA). Both pieces of legislation will be included in the April 25 House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee markup of legislation related to the opioid epidemic. “Leveraging telehealth is one way we can increase the reach of... Read more

  • 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

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