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  • Matsui Calls on FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities During COVID-19 Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Education

    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 expand the Lifeline program for millions of Americans lacking broadband access amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that a phone and access to the internet brin... Read more

  • Bipartisan E&C Bill to Protect Americans from Suspect Foreign Network Equipment Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Following President Trump signing their bipartisan Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (H.R. 4998) into law to help secure America’s telecommunications supply chain, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement: “Securing our networks from malicious foreign interference is critical to America’s wireless future, esp... Read more

  • E&C Leaders Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation to Protect Communications Networks from Supply Chain Threats
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) applauded the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (H.R. 4998), their bipartisan bill to help secure America’s telecommunications supply chain: “In today’s interconnected world, America’s wireless future depends on having networks that are secure from ma... 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

  • Sac Bee: Matsui, California lawmakers fear wildfires will be left out of FCC emergency guidelines
    Posted in In The News on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Environment

    The federal government is working on guidelines to help people keep wireless carrier coverage during emergencies, but California lawmakers worry the agency is prioritizing hurricanes over wildfires. Without proper guidance, lawmakers fear victims of wildfires could be left further disadvantaged and without necessary tools of communication during disasters. The Federal Communications Commission is indicating it does not plan to include information specific to the wildfires that have devastated th... 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 Applauds FCC Public Auction Decision on C-Band Spectrum
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Vice-Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, applauded the decision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai to pursue a public auction on C-Band spectrum allocation. “Today’s decision is a victory for open and transparent government,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “In the race to 5G, the stakes are high, and we need to ... 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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