Matsui Announces Additional Federal Funding for Sacramento Flood Protection in 2018 Omnibus

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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 ...

Matsui Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Proposal

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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 ...

New Folsom Dam spillway is just the start on Sacramento flood protection

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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 complet...

Congresswoman Matsui Statement on spillway at Oroville Dam

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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...

Congresswoman Matsui Applauds Inclusion of Two Sacramento Flood Protection Projects in House-Passed WRDA Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes funding for The American River Common Features and West Sacramento projects: “Today’s action marks major progress in my ongoing efforts to strengthen flood protection for the people of Sacramento. The bill we approved today authorizes billion...

Rep. Matsui Joins Army Corps to Launch Federal Natomas Levee Construction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/18/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Rep. Matsui Joins Army Corps to Launch Federal Natomas Levee Construction Sacramento, CA – Today Congresswoman Doris Matsui convened leaders from the Department of the Army, State of California and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency at Discovery Park to sign a partnership agreement for federal levee construction in Natomas. I...

Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Local Vote to Bolster Flood Protection Efforts in Sacramento

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/16/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Local Vote to Bolster Flood Protection Efforts in Sacramento Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the flood protection assessment vote in Sacramento: “Today’s assessment vote reinforces our ongoing flood protection efforts in Sacramento,” said Congresswoman Mat...

Congresswoman Matsui Applauds Inclusion of Two Sacramento Flood Protection Projects in Senate WRDA Package

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE4/28/2016Contact: Lauren Dart202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Applauds Inclusion of Two Sacramento Flood Protection Projects in Senate WRDA Package Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on the inclusion of The American River Common Features and West Sacramento projects in the Senate’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) package, which pa...

Congresswoman Matsui Marks Flood Protection Milestone in Sacramento

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/8/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Marks Flood Protection Milestone in Sacramento Sacramento, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) celebrated the completion of the American River Watershed Common Features Project as authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The Project, in conjunction with other regional flood protection...

Congresswoman Matsui Tours Folsom Dam with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 6, 2015 CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER (202) 225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Tours Folsom Dam with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Secretary Jewell announces $50 million for drought relief projects in the West, including nearly $20 million for California’s Central Valley Project CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) toured Folsom Dam and the Joint Fed...