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  • Matsui Introduces Two Bills that Leverage Telehealth to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act” with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) and the “Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act” with Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA). Both pieces of legislation will be included in the April 25 House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee markup of legislation related to the opioid epidemic. “Leveraging telehealth is one way we can increase the reach of... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Health Provisions Included in House Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on several health care provisions in the omnibus for fiscal year 2018: “I’m pleased that the fiscal year 2018 omnibus includes needed resources for many of my public health priorities including additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic and increased funding for Community Health Centers and medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I’m particularly encouraged that $100 million in new fun... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 19 Energy & Commerce Colleagues in Legislation to Preserve Fuel Economy and Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) led 19 of her House Energy & Commerce Committee colleagues in introducing the Clean and Efficient Cars Act of 2018, which would preserve fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save drivers money at the pump. The legislation would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards that were created in 2012 for light-duty vehicle greenhous... Read more

  • Matsui Unveils Discussion Draft Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment through Telemedicine
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) unveiled the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment,” draft legislation with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) that looks to increase access to medication-assisted addiction treatment in underserved areas through the use of telemedicine. “Access to treatment continues to be a major hurdle in many communities fighting the opioid crisis,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation encourages the use of technology to overc... Read more

  • Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors, Education

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui visited several local entities in Sacramento this week that would see their resources reduced as a result of President Trump’s proposed budget, including One Community Health’s new clinic and the Crocker Art Museum. “Places like Community Health Centers and museums give everyone an opportunity to flourish,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine this important work, cutting funding from programs and services that lift people up i... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at HHS Budget Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks in opposition to the Trump Administration's proposed HHS budget at a House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services": I am extremely concerned by the priorities reflected in this President’s budget. This proposal directly and negatively impacts hard-working families who depend on crucial services. It guts Medicaid by $1.4 trillion d... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Flood Protection, Clean Energy, Seniors, Transportation, Education, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint: “After driving up the deficit with a tax plan that puts billionaires first, it is no surprise that President Trump’s budget prioritizes cuts that will hurt hardworking Americans. “The President has laid out his intentions to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardize Medicare, and slash Medicaid, all of which will harm people’s ability to access essential health car... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces House Republican Passage of GOP Tax Scam
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House passage of the H.R. 1 conference report, the Republican tax bill: “Republicans have proven with today’s vote that they are more concerned with special interests than middle class families, more interested in helping corporations than American workers, more attentive to their political interests than the future of our country. “In fact, in this bill, 83% of the tax benefits go to the top 1%. At... Read more

  • Matsui Highlights Needed Progress for Rare Diseases at 21st Century Cures Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, at a House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An Update from FDA and NIH,” Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) called for continued progress for the treatment and cures of rare diseases. “Finding cures for rare diseases is not only important to the patients with rare diseases and their families, but to all of us,” Congresswoman Matsui said. “You never know where a cure is going to come from, and often, research and d... Read more

  • Op-Ed: An overlooked solution to the opioid epidemic
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    An overlooked solution to the opioid epidemic BY CHUCK INGOGLIA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/30/17 11:45 AM EST President Trump’s declaration of a public health emergency in the face of the opioid epidemic gripping the nation was a call to arms, but without the arms. Similar sentiments followed the release of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis final report. The U.S. suffers the equivalent of a plane crash of overdose fatalities every day. In 2016 alone, a s... Read more

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