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  • Reps. Matsui & Griffith Introduce Legislation to Eliminate the Need for Dangerous Flame Retardant Chemicals in Home Products
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) to set a national furniture flammability standard that will reduce the need for harmful flame retardants in furniture. Specifically, the legislation would make California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013 a national standard, replacing an open flame test with a smolder test for furniture flammability testing. California adopted this standard in 2013... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Legislation Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) today announced a bill to encourage further research, education and treatment of food allergies. The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act helps to improve the health and safety of Americans with food allergies and related disorders. The bill updates allergen labeling laws, increases research, expands patient experience data to include food allergies, and studies the economic costs of food allergies. “Food ... Read more

  • Matsui, Mullin, Stabenow, Blunt, Announce Legislation to Extend and Expand Funding for Community-Based Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced a bill to extend and expand the funding for a program that improves community mental health and addiction services across the country. This legislation will ensure that the Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers that were established through the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act will be funded for two additional year... Read more

  • Matsui, Higgins, Guthrie, Bilirakis, Announce Legislation to Ensure Drug Parity
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) today introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would ensure equality of insurance coverage for all cancer treatments, regardless of how these treatments are administered. Oral chemotherapy is becoming a common standard of care for patients with many types of cancer, and more treatments are on the way, as oral chemo represents approximately 35% of the ... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Honored by the American Psychiatric Association
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) today received the Jacob K. Javits Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for her hard work passing legislation that improves access to healthcare services for mental health and substance use patients. Last Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee tackled the opioid and substance use epidemic, with H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Congresswoman Matsui authored several provisions for the legislative packag... Read more

  • 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

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