MATSUI, LANGEVIN AND COLLEAGUES URGE LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS K-12 CYBERSECURITY IN BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) led a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to include additional K-12 Cybersecurity support in upcoming Build Back Better legislation. “Resource-constrained K-12 schools are struggling to keep up with the increasing frequency and severity of cyber threats, and our students and educators may pay th...

HOUSE PASSES MATSUI’S EMERGENCY REPORTING ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 1250), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. “During an emergency, access to reliable communications networks is absolutely crucial. They are how we receive emergency alerts, call 9-1-1 for help, and navigate evacua...

MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD EFFORT TO ADVANCE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF COVERAGE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, encouraging the agency to consider making coverage for certain telehealth services added during the public health emergency permanent through the annual Medicare payment...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The legislation includes funding for Sacramento’s I Street Bridge Replacement Project and Old I Street Bridge Deck Conversion Project which Congresswoman Matsui fought hard to include. The INVEST in America Act makes transformational investments...

MATSUI, LANGEVIN, KATKO, GARBARINO INTRODUCE THE ENHANCING K-12 CYBERSECURITY ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), John Katko (R-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), introduced the Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act, a bill to strengthen cybersecurity at America’s K-12 schools by promoting access to information, better tracking cyberattacks nationally, and providing new cybersecurity resources. “Cyber threats have be...

Matsui, Kinzinger, Eshoo, Bucshon Urge DOT to Update Regulations on Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) sent a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), urging him to continue to support the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) by ensuring motor vehicle safety standards are updated to keep pace with modern tech...

Matsui, Guthrie, Markey, Young Reintroduce the Blockchain Promotion Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional High Tech Caucus and Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, as well as Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Todd Young (R-IN), reintroduced the Blockchain Promotion Act, legislation that would establish a working group of stakehold...

Matsui, Markey Introduce Legislation to Combat Harmful Algorithms and Create New Online Transparency Regime

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021 to prohibit harmful algorithms, increase transparency into websites’ content amplification and moderation practices, and commission a cross-government investigation into discriminatory algorithmic processes throughout the e...

Matsui and Guthrie Push for Coordination to Free Up 5G Spectrum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) sent a letter to Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, Evelyn Remaley at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), urging her to increase coordination and information sharing in the run-up to the 3.45GHz auction. “As the United States continu...

Matsui Statement on President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. “This evening, President Biden unveiled his vision for an America that works for all of us – where our diversity is valued, and our ingenuity is celebrated. Over his first 100 days, the P...