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...

Matsui Statement on the House Passage of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House passage of the American Rescue Plan. “Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded that Americans make difficult decisions to ensure the health and safety of their loved ones,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Right now, we stand at a crossroads. With the vaccine providing us with light ...

Matsui, McHenry, Luria, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan FASTER Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), and Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, legislation that will improve the safety of those in the food allergy community and expand the research necessary to find new treatments. The FASTER Act (H.R. 1202) would requir...

Matsui, Trone, Emmer, Tonko, Cardenas Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Better Coordinate Federal Response to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Crises

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - As millions of American struggle with mental health and substance use disorder challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Reps. David Trone (D-MD), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) announced today that they introduced the Behavioral Health Coordination and Communication Act of 2021, legislation to address the need...

Matsui Meets with President Biden and Vice President Harris at White House on Economic and Security Issues

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) met with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to address shortages in the global supply chain for critical goods including semiconductors and medical supplies. “As the global economy becomes more interconnected, it is essential that the U.S. maintains the ability to produce the hardware t...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging and Families Provide Guidance to President Biden on Assisting Older Americans Amid COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as adults 65 and older account for approximately 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families and her fellow task force members announced a letter sent to President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlining specific measures to strength...

Matsui Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced her Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress. The Congresswoman continues to represent Sacramento on the influential House Committee on Energy & Commerce, which she was first appointed to in 2008. The Congresswoman will continue her work on the Subcommittees on Health and Communications & Technology and will join the Subc...

Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package

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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 the passage of the bipartisan emergency coronavirus relief package. “As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the nation, the American people have demanded a strong, decisive response from the federal government to ensure our economic stabilit...