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  • Matsui Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Transportation, Education, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Moving Forward Act. “As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, we need to help get Americans back to work and act decisively to move our economy forward. An investment in our infrastructure is a clear promise of progress. New roads, bridges, and transit systems will also be met with funding for gre... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of the Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Heroes Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our collective resolve and required us to be bold in our response. As we move forward, it is abundantly clear that our communities, workers, and families urgently need more support,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “This bill provides needed resources t... Read more

  • Matsui, Price, Houlahan, Bera, and Schrier Lead Effort to Bolster Public Health with National Service
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and David Price (D-NC), Co-Chairs of the National Service Caucus, along with Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA) introduced The Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act. Supported by over one hundred national service organizations, the legislation would provide a comprehensive, locally focused, national service strategy to address, move forward and recover ... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Transparency in SBA PPP Loan Information
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, urging the SBA to increase transparency of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As part of the federal government effort to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PPP provides cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally-guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during the public health emergency. If employers main... Read more

  • Matsui and Speier Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Cruise Lines’ Tax Evasion, Environmental and Labor Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Friday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives limiting federal assistance for cruise industry companies that fail to undertake significant tax, environmental, medical, and labor reforms. The Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke (CRUISE) Integrity Act would address the industry’s abysmal history of negligence and evasion by requiring companies to incorporate and register vessels i... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of Supplemental Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause enormous strain on our communities and local economies. Although our country has shown amazing resiliency during this difficult time, the federal government must continue to provide the tools and resources to keep Americans... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Group of 85 Members of Congress Advocating for Travel and Tourism Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), led a bipartisan letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging them to ensure that destination marketing organizations (DMOs) are eligible for federal recovery funding. “Our DMOs are economic drivers across the country, bringing tourism dollars and supporting local businesses that provide jobs and incomes for hard working American families,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “Sacram... Read more

  • Matsui Calls On Banks To Start Issuing Loans To Sacramento-Area Small Businesses Immediately
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 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, sent a letter to banks and financial institutions in Sacramento, urging them to ensure that the small business aid funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is distributed as swiftly as possible. The CARES Act, which allocated over $2 trillion to help the American economy through the current COVID-19 crisis, included a $349 billion infusion for ... Read more

  • 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

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