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  • 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

  • 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

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