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  • Matsui, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Teen Abuse of Over-the-Counter Cough Medicines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Bill would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the H.R. 863 DXM Abuse Prevention Act in a bipartisan effort to prevent teen abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan, commonly referred to as DXM. The bill would establish a national age-18... Read more

  • Matsui Appointed to Four Critical Subcommittees on Environment, Health, Telecom, and Consumer Protection
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), a senior Member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, today was appointed to four Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health, Environment and Climate Change, Communications and Technology, and Consumer Protection and Commerce. “I am pleased to serve on these important Energy and Commerce Subcommittees,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “On these Subcommittees, I plan to continue my focus on expanding access to health care, tackling clima... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Matsui Applauds Passage of H.R. 6 WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, and “Behavioral Health IT Legislation,” H.R. 3331 passed the House as part of H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is expected to move swiftly through the Senate and to the president’s desk. “This is an important step in our work to address the opioid epidemic,” said Congresswoma... Read more

  • Sens. Coons, Gardner & Reps. Lance, Matsui introduce legislation to address the opioid crisis through the prevention of drug diversion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to prevent drug diversion in real time before it has the ability to inflict damage in our communities. Currently, no law enforcement agency or private party has the ability to provide real-time, nationwide oversight of all orders for controlled substances, which is a major contributing factor to disproportionate presc... Read more

  • Matsui Demands Greater Committee Oversight of the Family Separation Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) joined with her Democratic colleagues at an Energy & Commerce Full Committee markup in calling on the Committee majority leadership to allow for further Committee oversight of the family separation crisis. During the markup, the Congresswoman said, “Congress has a responsibility to hold the President and his Administration accountable for this disaster. And let me just say this. There were times in this country when Congress did not step up, ... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at 340B Drug Pricing Program Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Opportunities to Improve the 340B Drug Pricing Program.” Congresswoman Matsui authored the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. I hope we can all agree that the 340B Drug Di... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy: “President Trump has announced a Supreme Court nomination that could reverse generations of progress for this country. With his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President has put at risk, among other important issues, women’s rights to make decisions about reproductive healthcare, pre-e... Read more

  • Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment Passes House as Part of Bipartisan Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, passed the House as part of a larger bipartisan opioids package, H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. “This is an important step in our work to leverage technology to meet the healthcare needs of our communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The integration of telemedicine into our healthcare ecosystem is one way we can expand access to treatment... Read more

  • Matsui Joins E&C Democrats in Demanding Hearing on Child Detention Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined 23 of her House Energy and Commerce Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) demanding an immediate hearing on the wellbeing of the children being forcibly separated from their parents and families and placed into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). “The Preside... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Legislation in Support of 340B Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. “Hospitals and clinics doing life-saving work rely on the 340B Program to help them provide inclusive and affordable care in their communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Unfortunately, the pr... Read more

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