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  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement regarding University of California President Janet Napolitano’s announcement designating UC Davis’ Sacramento campus as the lead campus for the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center: “We need to begin treating gun violence in this country like the epidemic it has become,” Congresswoman Matsui said. “That starts with putting the... Read more

  • Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Crapo, and Matsui, EPA Finishes Implementing Bipartisan Legislation Lawmakers Passed to Protect Consumers from Formaldehyde in Wood Products
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/9/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart (Matsui), 202-225-7163 Colin Milligan (Klobuchar), 202-228-6317 Robert Sumner (Crapo), (202) 224-6142 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Crapo, and Matsui, EPA Finishes Implementing Bipartisan Legislation Lawmakers Passed to Protect Consumers from Formaldehyde in Wood Products In 2010, Klobuchar, Crapo, and Matsui passed a law setting tough limits for formaldehyde emissions to protect consumers from potentially hazardous levels of formaldehyde i... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Marks Progress Toward Mental Health Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/6/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Marks Progress Toward Mental Health Reform Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following floor statement on H.R. 2646, as amended, which passed the House of Representatives 422-2: “For too long, those with mental illness have been left in the shadows and mental health prevention and treatment has been left out of our health systems. “The mental health crisis in this country is very personal ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Calls for More Funding to Address Opioid and Heroin Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/6/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Calls for More Funding to Address Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) released the following statement applauding the Obama Administration’s actions to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic. The Administration’s announcement came as House and Senate conferees met to consider the legislative package, S. 524, on opioids. “The opioid and heroin epidemic has shaken our entire natio... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Passage of Mental Health Bill Out of Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Passage of Mental Health Bill Out of Energy & Commerce Committee Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on passage of mental health legislation, H.R. 2646 as amended, out of the Energy & Commerce Committee: “With the passage of today’s bill out of Committee, we have taken the first steps towards addressing the mental health crisis in this country. I’m particularly pleased that we were able to work to make important improvements... Read more

  • E&C Committee Democrats Mark First Step Towards Mental Health Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/14/2016 CONTACT: Rep. Gene Green – CARLOS PAZ (202) 225-8620 Rep. Diana DeGette – Lynne Weil (202) 225-4431 Rep. Doris Matsui – LAUREN DART (202) 225-7163 Rep. Paul Tonko – Sean Magers (202) 225-5076 Rep. Dave Loebsack – Joe Hand (202) 225-6576 Rep. Joe Kennedy III – EMILY KAUFMAN (617) 332-3333 E&C Committee Democrats Mark First Step Towards Mental Health Reform Today, Democratic Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Congresswom... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui & Burgess Introduce Bipartisan ECHO Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/7/2016 Rep. Burgess Contact: Lesley Fulop (202) 225-7772 Rep. Matsui Contact:Lauren Dart (202) 225-7163 Reps. Matsui & Burgess Introduce Bipartisan ECHO Act Telehealth Bill Increases Access to Best-Practice Specialty Care Today, Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act to increase patient access to best-practice specialty care through an innovative telehealth model. Proj... Read more

  • House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Considers Matsui-Long HHS Data Protection Act as Cyber Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Considers Matsui-Long HHS Data Protection Act as Cyber Solution Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) gave the following opening statement before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee’s hearing on cybersecurity best practices. Congresswoman Matsui co-authored the “HHS Data Protection Act” with Congressman Billy Long (R-MO), which would elevate the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within HHS. “The intersection between techno... Read more

  • Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Telehealth Working Group Statement on Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in MACRA QPP Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE5/23/2016Contact: Lauren Dart202-225-7163 Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Telehealth Working Group Statement on Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in MACRA QPP ProposalGroup of lawmakers applaud progress on efforts to expand access to technology and innovation to improve patient care Members of the bipartisan House Energy & Commerce Committee Telehealth Working Group released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a propose... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on CMS ProposedMedicare Part B Demonstration Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/17/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Statement on CMS Proposed Medicare Part B Demonstration Project Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement in conjunction with the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee’s consideration of CMS’s Proposed Medicare Part B Demonstration Project: “As we consider varying perspectives on the newMedicare Part B Demonstration Project proposed by CMS, we must remain focused on craft... Read more

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