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  • Matsui Applauds Passage of Third COVID-19 Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented uncertainty and created new challenges for all Americans. This virus has threatened the health and livelihood of countless families and we owe it to them to provide a strong and direct respon... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Congress to Oppose Cruise Industry Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), sent the following letter to Reps. Richard Neal (MA-1), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to oppose any bailout of the cruise industry and instead focus on supporting the federal response to the coronavirus. Congresswoman Matsui is a long-time advocate for improving safety, security and medical standards aboard cruise vessels.... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Small Business Administration to Swiftly Get Crucial Funding to Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to take expedient action to provide relief to small businesses amid the current economic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which included new funding for the Small Business Administration to provide emergency loans to small bus... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Passage of Coronavirus Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Today, the House passed an emergency aid package which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families. The House package includes free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured. “We have a duty to do everythi... Read more

  • Matsui Votes to Increase State and Local Tax Deduction for California Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R.5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019, to temporarily repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap for Americans. “In states like California, we choose to provide our citizens with high-quality education, health care, and social services. Unfortunately, the Republican tax plan passed under the previous Congress hurt California families by... Read more

  • Matsui, Tonko, Connolly Lead More Than 160 Members, Urging House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Credits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), led more than 160 Members of Congress, including 36 members of the California Delegation, in urging House Democratic Leadership to prioritize clean energy tax credits in upcoming legislation – demonstrating broad Democratic support for the immediate passage of these policies. The urgency of the climate crisis requires... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Agreement Between CARB and Leading Automakers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement commending the deal the State of California struck with leading automakers, including Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW, to promote clean air, invest in U.S. auto industry jobs, and save consumers money at the gas pump. The agreement outlines that automakers will produce vehicles that could average 50 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2026, which is a strong rebuke of the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Short-Term Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on the latest Continuing Resolution proposal to fund the government until February 15th: “President Trump held our government hostage for far too long. We must pass this short-term spending bill immediately to get 800,000 federal employees back to work and paid. This simply cannot be repeated. We must come together to strike a commonsense deal that funds the government through 2019 while working on smart and effective... 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 Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Seniors, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat the Farm Bill: “As the most powerful country in the world, we should be creating policies that lift people up. Instead, the GOP farm bill would have made it harder for people to thrive, cutting school lunches for children and limiting the SNAP program that helps families put food on the table. The defeat of this legislation is good news for now, but we must keep up our efforts to p... Read more

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