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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, Brownley, Khanna, Introduce Resolution to Recognize May 28 as Food Allergy Prevention Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, and Congressman Ro Khanna introduced a resolution to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of severe food allergies. The resolution aims to bring attention to the impact that food allergies have on individuals and families, as well as restaurants, retailers, and food manufacturers, and to demonstrate Congress’s support for more research on effective prevention treatments. The resolution would also designat... Read more

  • Matsui Urges CDPH to Use Federal Funds to Enhance Sacramento County Testing Capacity and Nursing Home Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), sent a letter to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell, urging her to direct adequate resources to Sacramento County to help the region reach state COVID-19 testing requirements for reopening and to enhance virus surveillance at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. On April 23rd, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allo... 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, Stewart Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling to Preserve 340B Eligibility for Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT), along with 121 colleagues, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, asking for temporary flexibility with 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements to preserve hospitals’ eligibility for the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the 340B program, drug manufacturers agree to provide outpatient drugs at a discount to safety-net providers that serve our most vuln... Read more

  • In Bipartisan Letter, Lawmakers Seek Emergency Funding for Behavioral Health Organizations in Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); along with Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), John Katko (R-NY-24) and 68 of their Senate and House colleagues, sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting emergency funding for mental health disorder and addiction treatment providers across the country. As the nation grapples with the COV... 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, House Democratic Caucus Task Force On Aging & Families, Call On USDA To Expand SNAP Online Purchasing Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-6), Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) and Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Vice Chairs Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), along with Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), sent a letter to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for an immediate nationwide expansion of the Online Purchasing Pilot for the Supp... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Letter to Speaker Pelosi Requesting Coronavirus Response Address Mental Health
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, along with Representatives Paul D. Tonko, Joseph P. Kennedy, III and Scott Peters led a letter signed by 74 bipartisan members that was sent to House leadership today – requesting that the next coronavirus response package address the mental health challenges associated with this public health crisis. “We must meet the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak with a comprehensive health care strategy that prioritizes the physical and mental health... Read more

  • Matsui, Task Force on Aging & Families Lead Effort to Provide Relief for Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus’ Task Force on Aging and Families, Co-Chaired by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), introduced the Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act to provide resources and support to protect the health and well-being of seniors, people with disabilities and the front-line workers and family caregivers who support these individuals. “For the tens of millions of older Americans and people with disabilities at higher risk from this... Read more

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