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  • Matsui Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Transportation, Education, Environment

    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 clear promise of progress. New roads, bridges, and transit systems will also be met with funding for gre... Read more

  • Matsui Leads Letter Calling on FCC to Expand Flexibility for Internet Connectivity Support During the Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) sent a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging him to support expanded flexibility in the Lifeline program to help low-income consumers stay connected to voice and internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. In early June, the FCC provided new flexibility to allow some Lifeline service providers to voluntarily initiate service before a consumer's application paperwork has been finalized. Ho... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members Urge House Leaders to Promote Competition in Telecommunications Supply Chains
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with 34 colleagues, sent a letter to House leadership, urging them to provide funding to support the development and deployment of open and interoperable radio access networks (RANs). RANs serve as the connection between phones or hotspots and a carrier’s core network and the internet. As mobile traffic continues to evol... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson, Huffman Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Response Communications Networks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) introduced the Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 5918), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an obligation to assist state and local governments in preparing for, responding to, and learning from major disasters. However, the agency’s response to major disaste... 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 Legislation Limiting Dangerous Chemicals from Furniture Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of her legislation H.R. 2647, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). SOFFA would establish a national flammability standard, based on California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013, and alter flammability testing for common household furniture. This change will result in improved public health and eliminates the need for a disincentive to use... Read more

  • Matsui, Eshoo, Thompson Call on FCC to Provide Wildfire Resiliency Guidance to Wireless
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Link to the letter here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to provide wildfire resiliency guidance to wireless carriers. In 2016, the FCC adopted an order expressing support for a voluntary industry commitment to improve wirel... Read more

  • Matsui, Johnson Introduce Bill to Expand Telemental Health Services
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the H.R. 5201, Telemental Health Expansion Act, to expand Medicare beneficiaries’ access to high-quality mental health treatment by increasing the availability of behavioral telehealth services. The bill also waives Medicare’s geographic site requirements to provide payment for mental health services delivered via telehealth b... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Google for Answers on FitBit Health Data
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai requesting information about Google’s plans to protect sensitive health information of current and future FitBit customers. Congresswoman Matsui is also a member of the Energy and Commerce Health and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittees, which have dual jurisdiction of health and consumer products. On N... Read more

  • Matsui, Tonko, Connolly Lead More Than 160 Members, Urging House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Credits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Environment

    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 Democratic support for the immediate passage of these policies. The urgency of the climate crisis requires... Read more

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