Matsui Leads Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Protect 340B Drug Pricing Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT), Cindy Axne (D-IA), David McKinley (R-WV), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced a bill to protect hospitals from losing eligibility for the 340B drug pricing program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Last year, many of America’s hospitals on the front lines of the pandemi...

Matsui and Stewart Introduce the Suicide Prevention Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced the Suicide Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide new resources to help reverse the tragic rise of suicide across the nation. “Suicide is preventable with early intervention, but too often we are missing the opportunity to reach a person in distress,” said Congresswoman Ma...

Matsui and Blumenthal Urge CDC to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, urging her to strictly enforce recently issued safety guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) and immediately halt cruises if outbreaks occur on board. “Given the potential for a lar...

House Passes Matsui's TRANSPLANT Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (TRANSPLANT) Act (H.R. 941), a bill that reauthorizes the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (the Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory for five years. “Every three minutes, someone is di...

Matsui and Colleagues Applaud Passage of the FASTER Act for Sesame Labeling

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) applauded the passage of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 1202/S. 578), legislation that will improve the safety of those in the food allergy community and expand the research necessar...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging and Families Applaud Biden's Call for Historic Investment in Home Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Biden’s announcement calling on Congress to put $400 billion toward expanding access to quality, affordable home- or community-based care for aging relatives and people with disabilities, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: “Quality, affordable health care should be accessible to every...

Matsui Statement on the American Jobs Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan. “Today, President Biden unveiled a comprehensive infrastructure package that prepares us for the future by making critical investments to repair our aging roads, bridges, and schools, com...

Matsui Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after passage of the American Rescue Plan. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature. “Today, we are sending a clear message to the American people that help is on the way. The American Rescue Plan is a long-awaited lifeline – delivering on Democrats’ promise to take bold actio...

Matsui & Blumenthal Introduce Bicameral Bill to Restore $2 Billion in Annual Public Health Funding Critical to Prevent Future Pandemics

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced the introduction of bicameral legislation to restore full funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). The PPHF supports vital public health programs, including those to prevent and respond to pandemics like COVID-19, but has never been fully funded. “The COVID-19 pandemic h...

Matsui Leads Effort to Protect 340B Drug Discount Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), Cindy Axne (IA-03), Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), and John Katko (NY-24) in leading a bipartisan letter with 220 colleagues to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging immediate action to protect the prescription drug discounts that safety net providers rece...