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  • Congresswoman Matsui’s Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congresswoman Matsui’s Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Tonight’s speech was full of empty promises from the President. “President Trump made clear his intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no viable replacement, which would devastate the health and economic security of families across our country. A Republ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Trump Administration Actions Against ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the below statement following the Executive Order and statements by the Trump Administration against the Affordable Care Act over the weekend: “President Trump has provided no specific plan for families who rely on the ACA for their health coverage. The American people deserve to know that they can go to the doctor without worrying about being paralyzed by medical debt. “The repeal of the ACA without a viable replacement means uncertainty for mill... Read more

  • Matsui Leads over 50 Democratic Women in Calling on Speaker Ryan to Cease Attacks on Women's Health and Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and 58 of her House Democratic women colleagues sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to put an end to practices such as those deployed in the 114th Congress by the Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health. On December 30, House Republicans on the Panel issued a partisan report containing baseless claims against Planned Parenthood and companies engaged in life-saving medical research. In total, the Select Panel spent nearly $1.6 million taxpay... Read more

  • House Passes Matsui & Burgess Health Outcomes Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today the House of Representatives passed S. 2873, the counterpart to H.R. 5395, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act, or the ECHO Act, introduced by Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) in the House of Representatives. The Senate unanimously passed S. 2873 last week, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). It will now go to the President’s desk for signature. “Technology gives us the ability to connect our ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui released the following statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the House of Representatives: “There is nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a loved one with a chronic or life-threatening condition go without the care and treatments they need. For the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, there is often no effective treatment option even to address symptoms, much less a cure. With all the great innovation and advances in technology of ... Read more

  • Matsui-Jenkins Mental Health First Aid Act Passes Out of Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act. Co-authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), the bipartisan bill would expand Mental Health First Aid training to help emergency services personnel, police officers, educators, and the public identify, understand, and respond to people experiencing mental health issues and substance use disorders. “For too long, stigma has prevented people from seeking... Read more

  • Matsui-Jenkins Mental Health First Aid Act Passes Out of Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act. Co-authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), the bipartisan bill would expand Mental Health First Aid training to help emergency services personnel, police officers, educators, and the public identify, understand, and respond to people experiencing mental health issues and substance use disorders. “For too long, stigma has prevented people from seeking... Read more

  • 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

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