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  • Matsui, Bilirakis, Eshoo, Thompson, Huffman, Klobuchar, Burr Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Response Communications Networks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Representatives Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Jared Huffman (CA-02), as well as Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Emergency Reporting Act, a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. The Emergency Reporting Act was passed by the House unanimously last Congress. As extreme weather events increase in regularity and severi... Read more

  • Matsui Meets with President Biden and Vice President Harris at White House on Economic and Security Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) met with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to address shortages in the global supply chain for critical goods including semiconductors and medical supplies. “As the global economy becomes more interconnected, it is essential that the U.S. maintains the ability to produce the hardware that our economy depends on,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Biden and Vice President Harris u... Read more

  • Matsui Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, Seniors, Transportation, Education, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced her Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress. The Congresswoman continues to represent Sacramento on the influential House Committee on Energy & Commerce, which she was first appointed to in 2008. The Congresswoman will continue her work on the Subcommittees on Health and Communications & Technology and will join the Subcommittee on Energy. “As we begin the 117th Congress, our nation faces critical issues that will have... Read more

  • Matsui Urges Biden to Adopt Unified Spectrum Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, urging him to adopt a unified approach to spectrum policy and a clearly articulated process for resolving interagency disputes. The Trump Administration's lack of a consistent approach to spectrum policy resulted in severe uncertainty with various federal agencies and officials adopting conflicting messages on policy decisions. In order prevent confusion in the new administration, Congresswoma... Read more

  • Matsui Urges AT&T and Tegna to Settle Dispute
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sent a letter to John Stankey, CEO of AT&T and Dave Lougee, President and CEO of Tegna, urging them to come to a swift agreement in their ongoing carriage dispute. AT&T and Tegna failed to reach a new agreement on December 1st, resulting in more than 60 stations lost on AT&T-owned platforms – including KXTV in Sacramento. The full text of the letter is below and here: Dear Mr. Stankey and Mr. Lougee: I write to express significant conce... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology subcommittee, issued the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). "Today's vote shows strong, bipartisan support for passing the National Defense Authorization Act for the 60th consecutive year. This bill will support military families, extend paid parental leave... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on DOD's Request For Information on Creating a Government-Owned 5G Network
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense submitting a Request for Information (RFI) on the creation of a government-owned and operated 5G network. “The Department of Defense's RFI on the possible creation of a government owned and operated 5G network is a very bad idea that raise... Read more

  • Matsui, Langevin Introduce the Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced a bill to enhance cybersecurity at K-12 schools by promoting access to information, better tracking cyberattacks nationally, and increasing the amount of cybersecurity experts in schools. “The pandemic continues to necessitate virtual platforms for learning, and we must do everything in our power to secure the networks and infrastructure our students rely on,” said Congresswoman Matsui, a ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group Calls for Inclusion of Open RAN Technology to Replace Vulnerable Network Equipment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, urging him to allow small telecommunications providers to use Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act reimbursement funds to purchase secure, open, and interoperable radio access network (RAN) technology. Congress provided funding to suppo... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Passage of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Innovation, Technology, 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 Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. “Today is an important step forward to reaffirm our urgency in addressing the climate crisis and moving our economy forward into the 21st century. The science is clear. If we don’t act on the climate in this pivotal moment, future generations will pay the price of our inaction,” said Co... Read more

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