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  • Matsui Introduces Bill To Strengthen Flood Protection In Yolo Bypass
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Yolo Bypass System Improvement Act of 2020, legislation to establish a comprehensive approach for flood protection infrastructure in the Yolo Bypass, as well as a framework for nationwide Army Corps civil works programs. “Our region continues to face some of the most unique and severe flood challenges in the country,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This means we h... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Passage of Priorities in FY2020 Funding Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Flood Protection, Innovation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) applauded the passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which provide funding for the 2020 fiscal year. The funding package includes Matsui-backed legislation and significant Democratic priorities. “When the American people installed a Democratic House Majority, they endorsed our vision for the future: more affordable health care, rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and a plan to reverse the effects of climate change. Today, we ... Read more

  • Matsui Lauds Sacramento Region Wins in Passage of House Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection, Clean Energy, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) lauded the passage of H.R. 2740, the first of two spending measures – securing significant wins for the Sacramento region. Congresswoman Matsui played a pivotal role in securing critically important flood infrastructure and interim nuclear storage funds. The overall spending measure included funding for the Departments of Defense, State, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Energy, as well as the Army Corps of Engineers. The... Read more

  • Matsui Fighting to Keep Flood Protection Funding Safe from President Trump’s Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington – President Trump has officially issued a national emergency declaration to build the border wall and has identified other forms of funding that doesn’t include the $1.8 billion designated to strengthen Sacramento’s levees and raise Folsom Dam. “I fought hard to ensure the safety of the Sacramento region by working to make sure that $1.8 billion in flood protection funding is not part of President Trump’s unconstitutional power grab,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “The President de... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Bill to Protect Sacramento Region’s Flood Protection Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington – President Trump has threatened to divert federal funds from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, which could include $1.8 billion that the Sacramento region received as part of the long-term disaster recovery bill to strengthen Sacramento’s levees and raise the Folsom Dam. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined several of her California Delegation colleagues to introduce legislation to ensure that this money could not be taken away from the Sacramento region. “Presid... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Major Funding Milestone for Sacramento's Flood Protection
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region would be receiving $1.8 billion in federal funding as part of long-term disaster recovery project funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "It's extremely significant that the Sacramento region has received such a substantial portion of this overall funding," said Congresswoman Matsui. "This nearly $2 billion will allow us to advance critical projects across the region, increasing our overall ... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Additional Federal Funding for Sacramento Flood Protection in 2018 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that over $25 million in funding for Sacramento region flood protection was included in the 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation, including work to strengthen Natomas Basin levees and Folsom Dam. Congresswoman Matsui issued the following statement on the development: “This is important progress in what needs to be an ongoing effort to bolster our region’s flood protection. The funding levels reflected in this bill for several proj... 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

  • New Folsom Dam spillway is just the start on Sacramento flood protection
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    BY DORIS MATSUI Special to The Bee DECEMBER 11, 2017 01:00 PM With the winter season officially begun – and with climate change manifesting itself in ever more frequent and destructive events – it is more important than ever that the Sacramento region continue making smart investments in our flood protection. OPINION In October, I joined local, state and federal officials to celebrate the completion of the most significant single investment in our region’s flood protection infrastructure in the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on spillway at Oroville Dam
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flood Protection

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the spillway at Oroville Dam: “I am in contact with state and local authorities regarding the developing situation at Oroville, and have been assured that Sacramento and West Sacramento are not in danger. I will continue to monitor developments closely — I urge all residents to do the same and to familiarize themselves with local emergency information and resources.” ### Read more

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