SEEC Co-Chairs Applaud Passage of Sustainable Recovery Policies as First Step

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Gerry Connolly and Paul Tonko made the following statement in response to the passage of SEEC priorities in the end-of-year-funding package. “We applaud the passage of bipartisan Covid relief for Americans across the country and the inclusion of important SEEC climate and energy recovery priorities in the end-of-year funding package. “We must d...

Matsui Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act

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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 Moving Forward Act. “As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, we need to help get Americans back to work and act decisively to move our economy forward. An investment in our infrastructure is a clea...

Matsui Releases Statement Following End of Department of Justice Probe Into Carb–Automaker Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to terminate its antitrust probe into the California Air Resources Board (CARB)-automaker agreement to set higher climate standards. “Today is a win for California. Climate change will continue to be...

Matsui, Sarbanes, Fortenberry Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act, a bill to help homeowners lower energy costs, reduce stormwater runoff, and mitigate the effects of climate change by planting more trees. The bill creates a new Department of Energy (DOE) grant program that offers homeowners fre...

Matsui, Tonko, Connolly Lead More Than 160 Members, Urging House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Credits

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-6), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), led more than 160 Members of Congress, including 36 members of the California Delegation, in urging House Democratic Leadership to prioritize clean energy tax credits in upcoming legislation – demonstrating broad Democr...

Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Illegal Challenge to California Clean Air

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act, condemns the Trump Administration for illegally challenging California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate its own air quality and fuel economy standards. “From day one, this Administration made it clear that California’...

Matsui, Lowenthal, Long, Wittman Applaud House Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA) applauded House passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). This legislation reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DERA program, which provides grants to help communities reduce harmful diesel emissions and improve air quality and public he...

Matsui Calls Out Trump Administration for Weaponizing DOJ in Pursuit of Lower Air Quality and Fuel Economy Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, calls out the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for their decision to open a questionable probe in Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen. These latest actions come on the heels of California working with automakers o...

Matsui Issues Statement on Agreement Between CARB and Leading Automakers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement commending the deal the State of California struck with leading automakers, including Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW, to promote clean air, invest in U.S. auto industry jobs, and save consumers money at the gas pump. The agreement outlines that automakers will produce vehicles that could average 50 miles per gall...

Matsui Releases Statement on Bill Wehrum's Departure from EPA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after the departure of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation – a longtime opponent of the 2012 Clean Cars Rule and the California waiver authority under the Clean Air Act. “Bill Wehrum is a symptom of a larger problem at the EPA,” said Congres...