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  • Guthrie, Matsui Introduce Spectrum Auction Deposits Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, introduced the Spectrum Auction Deposits Act (H.R. 4109), a bill that will make it easier for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off spectrum frequencies. Spectrum makes up the radio frequencies that power smartphones, Wi-Fi, and all other wireless technologies. Commercial demand for spectrum has exploded as our society has rapidly digit... Read more

  • Matsui Floor Statement on SELF DRIVE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor during consideration of the SELF DRIVE Act, H.R. 3388, which passed the House by voice vote: I rise today in support of the SELF DRIVE Act. With this legislation, we have the opportunity to unlock autonomous vehicle innovation and help improve the quality of life for millions. Today, so many of our neighbors, friends, and family face mobility challenges. Many seniors and people with disabilities are not ... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui and Johnson Introduce Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation

    Today, Energy & Commerce Telehealth Working Group members Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced the Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act of 2017, which would encourage the use of telemedicine in the Medicare program. “We need to harness the power of technology to get care to people efficiently and empower them to manage their chronic conditions,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation helps ensure that we’re integrating telehealth into the hea... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Sacramento being designated a Green City
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Innovation

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Volkswagen’s California Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan that will bring $44 million to the City of Sacramento to support ZEV infrastructure: “Today’s vote to approve Electrify America’s proposal to designate the City of Sacramento as its first Green City is outstanding news for the region. The funding will benefit disadvantaged communities, improve our air... Read more

  • Ahead of E&C Committee Vote, Matsui Introduces Legislation to Spur Autonomous Vehicle Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Transportation

    H.R. 3405 gives technology companies the opportunity to test AV systems Ahead of the Energy & Commerce full committee markup being held today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the MORE Act. The legislation would amend the FAST Act to allow technology companies to test autonomous vehicle systems in the United States. “We have the opportunity to spur breakthroughs in autonomous vehicle technology,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation levels the playing field so that innovator... Read more

  • Democrats Unveil “A Better Deal” Agenda for the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on Democrats’ new economic agenda for the American people – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future: “It’s time for us to tackle our toughest challenges with bold solutions. “That’s why today, Democrats released an economic plan that’s a better deal for the American people. We’re calling for investments in our nation’s infrastructure, in apprenticeship programs that open up access to good paying jobs, and in... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s FY 18 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Innovation

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018: “President Trump’s proposed budget callously neglects the needs of hardworking families and America’s future. “The President’s cuts to Medicaid would ration care for people seeking mental health and substance abuse services, long term care, and preventive services that keep their families healthy. And in a cruel twist, this budget guts support for Social Security ... Read more

  • Matsui Joins E&C Democrats to Unveil Comprehensive Infrastructure Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Innovation

    LIFT America Act Invests in Infrastructure, Creates Jobs & Protects Public Health and the Environment Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee to introduce a broad 21st Century infrastructure package that includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure. The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT Ameri... Read more

  • Ranadivé, Rep. Matsui and Mayor Steinberg Convene Businesses to Speed Safe Adoption of Self-Driving Cars, Utilize Sacramento as Testing Ground
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Transportation

    Ranadivé, Rep. Matsui and Mayor Steinberg Convene Businesses to Speed Safe Adoption of Self-Driving Cars, Utilize Sacramento as Testing Ground Meeting is the Next Step in Efforts to Expand Autonomous Open Standards Lab Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé, U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented a vision for the city's leadership on autonomous vehicles to Silicon Valley, automotive, and local business leaders, as well as po... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Reintroduce Bipartisan Federal Spectrum Incentive Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), co-chairs of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, today reintroduced the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act. The radio frequencies known as spectrum power wireless technologies such as smartphones, Wi-Fi, the Internet of Things, and other innumerable applications that affect our daily lives. Demand has skyrocketed over the last decade for more commercial spectrum as use of digital technology has dramatically increased. Technologi... Read more

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