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  • Matsui Statement on FCC Net Neutrality Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to begin the process to roll back net neutrality protections: “Today, the Trump FCC took a step to undermine Americans’ digital future. Net neutrality rules protect access to the free and open Internet that is essential for participation in our economy and our democracy. The Republican FCC proposal would ensure that those who can pay to play have Internet access, while ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on FCC Plan to Unravel Net Neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on reports FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will move to reverse net neutrality protections: “The American people won’t be silent as President Trump attacks the free and open internet. The effort announced by Chairman Pai today is nothing but another Republican attempt to create fast lanes and slow lanes on the internet, which will undermine people’s access to information and their ability to participate in the innovation economy. I... 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

  • Matsui Statement on Republican Rollback of Online Privacy Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House passage of S.J. Res. 34, which overturned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services: "Yesterday, House Republicans opened the door to giving up Americans' online privacy protections. "Nearly every aspect of our daily lives is intertwined with the Internet. If a family needs to search symptoms of a loved one's men... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Bill to Provide Training for Jobs of Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Innovation, Technology, Education

    Legislation Would Create “Innovation Corps” to Incentivize Recent Graduates to Help Train Workers Displaced by Automation Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Innovation Corps Act of 2017 that would provide grants for job retraining programs to assist workers displaced by automation. The bill would create a service program modeled after existing national service institutions, incentivizing recent college graduates to volunteer with job retraining programs by having a portion o... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on FCC Action to Undermine Progress in Closing Digital Divide
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Congresswoman Matsui Statement on FCC Action to Undermine Progress in Closing Digital Divide Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement that he will be restricting a federal program that helps provide affordable Internet access to low-income families: “Weakening this program means a child doing their homework online or researching a school project may be left without the resources they need to succeed. I’m disappointed that Cha... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui to Join Subcommittees on Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection, Environment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Environment

    Matsui will Continue to Serve on House Energy & Commerce Health and Communications & Technology Subcommittees Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced her subcommittee assignments for the 115th 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 join the Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection. She will c... Read more

  • Sacramento Leaders Announce Coalition to Bring Autonomous Vehicle Testing to City
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Declare Sacramento a demonstration city for innovative technology Sacramento, Calif - Today Sacramento leaders announced a new coalition with a mission of bringing autonomous vehicle testing to the city. The coalition is inviting all autonomous vehicle manufacturers and the industries that support them to use Sacramento as its open-source platform for level 5 autonomous vehicles. “Sacramento is ready to be a testbed for innovation. Fully driverless cars may have seemed more like science fiction ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Court Decision to Uphold Open Internet Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Technology

    Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Court Decision to Uphold Open Internet Order Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order: “Every American deserves access to opportunity online,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “I am a long supporter of net neutrality and rules to prevent Internet fast and slow lanes from widening the digital divide... Read more

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