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  • Matsui Leads 23 Energy & Commerce Committee Members in Calling for FCC to Reconsider Proposed Changes to Lifeline Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), along with 22 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider proposed changes to the Lifeline program. The letter reads in part: “Now more than ever, the wake of this year’s natural disasters has shown the critical importance that a mobile connection – a literal lifeline – can play in getting Americans back on their feet. We are conce... Read more

  • Matsui Statement at Credit Data Security Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks at a Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on “Securing Consumers’ Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce”: Thank you Ranking Member Pallone. I am pleased to cosponsor the Secure & Protect Americans’ Data Act that you introduced with Ranking Member Schakowsky. The need for data security and breach notification requirements are not new. California passed notification legislat... Read more

  • Long and Matsui reintroduce revised bill seeking to improve HHS cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced H.R. 4191, the HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act, legislation to address cyber threats to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since last Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee has held hearings that examined health care cybersecurity efforts and the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force has released a report detailing actions that should ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Chairman Pai’s Lifeline Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the FCC’s proposal on the Lifeline program: “I’m very concerned with the direction the FCC is taking with the Lifeline program. This program is a critical tool in our work to close the digital divide so that all Americans can do their homework online, apply for jobs, and communicate with their loved ones. We should be focusing on strengthening our efforts to ensure that every family has access to the s... Read more

  • 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 Statement at Markup of FCC Reauthorization Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following statement at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup of FCC reauthorization legislation: I am pleased we are coming together today in a bipartisan manner to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission. The issues facing the Commission are critical to the advancement of our digital economy and to our country’s prosperity. I hope to continue to work with the Committee on other important priorities as well. As Rankin... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Broadcast Incentive Auction Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement following the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing titled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges”: “We rely on our local broadcast stations for accurate news and information, especially during times of crisis. Following the spectrum auction, we need to support innovation by moving forward with the timelines that have been set forth by the ... 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

  • 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

  • Reps. Matsui and Jenkins Introduce Behavioral Health IT Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    This week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology by behavioral health providers. The Meaningful Use Program has been successful in increasing adoption of EHR systems by eligible providers. However, behavioral health providers were left out of the program, and many do not have the resources to implement full EHR systems. H.R. 3331 would create a demonstration... Read more

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