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  • Guthrie-Matsui Spectrum Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, today applauded the House passage of Ray Baum’s Act (H.R. 4986), a comprehensive telecommunications bill that includes the Spectrum Auction Deposits Act, which Guthrie and Matsui introduced last year. Spectrum – a finite resource – makes up the radio frequencies that power wireless technologies such as smartphones and Wi-Fi. The Spectrum Auction Deposits ... Read more

  • Matsui Unveils Discussion Draft Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment through Telemedicine
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) unveiled the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment,” draft legislation with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) that looks to increase access to medication-assisted addiction treatment in underserved areas through the use of telemedicine. “Access to treatment continues to be a major hurdle in many communities fighting the opioid crisis,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation encourages the use of technology to overc... Read more

  • Matsui Joins 149 House Democrats to Introduce a Resolution to Reinstate Clear Net Neutrality Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined 149 House Democrats on a resolution of disapproval, which would overturn recent efforts to rollback net neutrality rules. A similar Resolution has 50 supporters in the Senate. “The time is now for us to take action and preserve the free and open internet,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Businesses, consumers, and students depend on strong net neutrality protections to innovate and create. I’m calling on my colleagues in Congress to ... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at HHS Budget Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks in opposition to the Trump Administration's proposed HHS budget at a House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services": I am extremely concerned by the priorities reflected in this President’s budget. This proposal directly and negatively impacts hard-working families who depend on crucial services. It guts Medicaid by $1.4 trillion d... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Flood Protection, Clean Energy, Seniors, Transportation, Education, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint: “After driving up the deficit with a tax plan that puts billionaires first, it is no surprise that President Trump’s budget prioritizes cuts that will hurt hardworking Americans. “The President has laid out his intentions to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardize Medicare, and slash Medicaid, all of which will harm people’s ability to access essential health car... Read more

  • Sustainability Advocates in Congress Release Infrastructure Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Today, the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) released its Sustainable Infrastructure Proposal, led by Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and David Price (D-NC). The document serves as a blueprint for smart, environmentally sustainable infrastructure investment. The proposal stands in stark contrast to the recently released Trump Administration infrastructure plan that eviscerates core environmental safeguards, fails to meaningfully in... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui to Receive the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In recognition of her strong support for national service, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) will receive the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award from Voices for National Service, a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who work to ensure Americans of all ages can serve and volunteer in their community. The Lifetime Leadership Award is given in recognition of life-long dedication to citizen se... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight: “Claims about growth and prosperity for the middle class don’t stack up when this President has spent the last year trying to rip health care away from families and double down on the trickle-down economics that have failed the American people time and time again. “Empty promises about fighting the opioid epidemic fall short when this President has spent his t... Read more

  • Matsui Convenes Net Neutrality Roundtable with Local Businesses and Innovators
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) convened a roundtable of local businesses and innovators at The Urban Hive to discuss the importance of net neutrality and preserving a free and open internet for entrepreneurs and innovators to compete in Sacramento. “The businesses we gathered today are driving the innovation economy in Sacramento, and they rely on fast and fair access to the Internet to compete,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “It’s extremely important that we establish ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Short-Term Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui issued the following statement on the latest Continuing Resolution to fund the government until February 8: “This is a Republican failure of leadership. With control of the House, the Senate and the White House, there is no excuse for the GOP to continue to kick the can down the road like this. We should be able to fund the government in a comprehensive manner and address urgent matters like disaster relief, the opioid crisis, Community Healt... Read more

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