Matsui Statement on Announcement of Peter Lee Leaving Covered CA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after Covered California announced that Executive Director Peter Lee would leave the organization in early 2022. “Peter Lee brought visionary leadership to Covered California, and his immense dedication to building and operating a robust health insurance marketplace continues to serve millions of California...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON FDA FULL APPROVAL OF PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement after the FDA announced full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. “Vaccination remains the best tool we have to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a crucial step forward to affirm what heal...

MATSUI APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF PRIORITIES IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills. The package includes Matsui-backed projects and priorities that will benefit the Sacramento region. The funding that passed the House as part of H.R. 4502 includes appropriations for: Labor, Health and H...

MATSUI INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PATIENTS’ ROLE IN DRUG APPROVALS PROCESS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced the Better Empowerment Now to Enhance Framework and Improve Treatments (BENEFIT) Act, legislation that would provide patients and patient advocates the ability to play a larger role in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) benefit-risk framework for drug approval. The BENEFIT Act would am...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD EFFORT TO ADVANCE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF COVERAGE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, encouraging the agency to consider making coverage for certain telehealth services added during the public health emergency permanent through the annual Medicare payment...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO EXPAND COMMUNITY-BASED MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES NATIONWIDE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Angie Craig (MN-02), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021, legislation that gives every state the opportunity to fully fund the establishment of Certified Community Beh...

MATSUI, JOHNSON INTRODUCE BILL TO ELIMINATE BARRIER TO TELEMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Telemental Health Care Access Act, legislation that would remove barriers to high-quality, virtual mental and behavioral health care for Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the bill removes the statutory requirement that M...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING TO UPHOLD AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in California v. Texas, the lawsuit backed by Republican states and the former Trump Administration that threatened to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. “Today, the Supreme Court struck down the Republicans’ latest attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Ac...

Matsui, McHenry, Khanna, and Cline Launch Bipartisan Food Allergy Research Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), along with Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Ben Cline (R-VA) launched the first-ever, bipartisan Congressional Food Allergy Research Caucus to educate Members of Congress and the public about the need to expand food allergy research and support the development of therapies and cures. Congresswoman Matsui and ...

Matsui, Sánchez, LaHood, Upton Introduce Bill to Improve Assessment, Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Darin LaHood (R-IL), and Fred Upton (R-MI) re-introduced the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act to encourage early assessment and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. With as many as 12.7 million Americans ages 65 and older expected to be di...