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  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce the SPECTRUM NOW Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, today introduced the “SPECTRUM NOW Act”, which would enable government agencies to improve their spectral efficiency and effectiveness and make more spectrum available for commercial wireless use. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Brian Schatz (D-HI) and i... Read more

  • Matsui Spectrum and Broadband Legislation Passes with Omnibus in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, several of Congresswoman Matsui’s telecom legislative priorities passed the House as part of the FY 2018 Omnibus package. “Together, this legislation will make our communities more competitive as they operate in the 21st century economy,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “By finding innovative ways to unlock more spectrum and deploy broadband, we are bolstering the infrastructure that fuels wireless networks across the country and, in doing so, expanding access to our shared ... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 19 Energy & Commerce Colleagues in Legislation to Preserve Fuel Economy and Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) led 19 of her House Energy & Commerce Committee colleagues in introducing the Clean and Efficient Cars Act of 2018, which would preserve fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save drivers money at the pump. The legislation would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards that were created in 2012 for light-duty vehicle greenhous... Read more

  • Matsui Floor Statement in Support of FCC Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor during consideration of H.R. 4986, RAY BAUM’s Act of 2018, which includes several pieces of legislation co-authored by Congresswoman Matsui. H.R. 4986 reauthorizes the FCC for the first time in 28 years: I am pleased that today we are reauthorizing the Federal Communications Commission, the RAY BAUM Act, which among other things ensures our local broadcasters have the resources they nee... Read more

  • Guthrie-Matsui Spectrum Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, today applauded the House passage of Ray Baum’s Act (H.R. 4986), a comprehensive telecommunications bill that includes the Spectrum Auction Deposits Act, which Guthrie and Matsui introduced last year. Spectrum – a finite resource – makes up the radio frequencies that power wireless technologies such as smartphones and Wi-Fi. The Spectrum Auction Deposits ... Read more

  • Matsui Joins 149 House Democrats to Introduce a Resolution to Reinstate Clear Net Neutrality Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined 149 House Democrats on a resolution of disapproval, which would overturn recent efforts to rollback net neutrality rules. A similar Resolution has 50 supporters in the Senate. “The time is now for us to take action and preserve the free and open internet,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Businesses, consumers, and students depend on strong net neutrality protections to innovate and create. I’m calling on my colleagues in Congress to ... Read more

  • Broadcasting & Cable: CRA to Block Internet Reg Rollback Launching Tuesday
    Posted in In The News on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is introducing the Congressional Review Act resolution Tuesday (Feb. 27) to nullify the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. On the House side, 150 Democrats have introduced a similar measure. The timing makes sense given that Feb. 27 marks network neutrality activists' OneMoreVote day of action on pushing for the one more Republican vote the CRA would need to pass the Senate, as long as all those who have said they support it, including one Republican already, actually vot... Read more

  • Brooks, Matsui Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Streamline Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Doris Matsui (D-CA06), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced H.R. 4847, the Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act, which aims to speed up the deployment of broadband infrastructure by reforming and improving the application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal lands and property. It makes reforms focused on expediting the process by... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Samsung and Verizon Partnership to Bring 5G to Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the announcement that Verizon will be partnering with Samsung to deliver 5G to Sacramento: “This announcement marks continued progress in our work to bring 5G broadband access to Sacramento. The digital economy requires that all consumers have access to next generation technology, which is why the integration of 5G commercial services at the local level is so important. Facilitating the deployment of br... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 23 Energy & Commerce Committee Members in Calling for FCC to Reconsider Proposed Changes to Lifeline Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), along with 22 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider proposed changes to the Lifeline program. The letter reads in part: “Now more than ever, the wake of this year’s natural disasters has shown the critical importance that a mobile connection – a literal lifeline – can play in getting Americans back on their feet. We are conce... Read more

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