Matsui, Sánchez, LaHood, Upton Introduce Bill to Improve Assessment, Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Darin LaHood (R-IL), and Fred Upton (R-MI) re-introduced the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act to encourage early assessment and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. With as many as 12.7 million Americans ages 65 and older expected to be di...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging and Families Applaud Biden's Call for Historic Investment in Home Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Biden’s announcement calling on Congress to put $400 billion toward expanding access to quality, affordable home- or community-based care for aging relatives and people with disabilities, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: “Quality, affordable health care should be accessible to every...

Matsui Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after passage of the American Rescue Plan. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature. “Today, we are sending a clear message to the American people that help is on the way. The American Rescue Plan is a long-awaited lifeline – delivering on Democrats’ promise to take bold actio...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging and Families Provide Guidance to President Biden on Assisting Older Americans Amid COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as adults 65 and older account for approximately 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families and her fellow task force members announced a letter sent to President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlining specific measures to strength...

Matsui Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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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 Subc...

Matsui Applauds Passage of Priorities in Government Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the passage of the bipartisan H.R. 133, which provides funding for fiscal year 2021. The funding package includes Matsui-backed legislation and significant Democratic priorities. “Today, we passed a government spending bill that looks towards the future and makes criti...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging and Families Lead Effort to Appoint Aging Specialist to Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF), led a letter to Drs. David Kessler, Vivek Murthy, and Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-Chairs of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, requesting that a geriatrician or expert in aging services be appointed to the board to specifically address the impac...

Matsui Issues Statement on Trump Walking Away From COVID Relief Talks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), issued the following statement after President Trump announced he was ending coronavirus relief talks. “At a critical moment for our democracy and the future of our economic stability, President Trump has once again proven that he is utterly ill-equipped to lead our country out of this crisis. By instructing his representatives to walk a...

Matsui Urges CDPH to Use Federal Funds to Enhance Sacramento County Testing Capacity and Nursing Home Oversight

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), sent a letter to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell, urging her to direct adequate resources to Sacramento County to help the region reach state COVID-19 testing requirements for reopening and to enhance virus surveillance at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. On Apr...

Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force On Aging & Families, Call On USDA To Expand SNAP Online Purchasing Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-6), Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) and Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Vice Chairs Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), along with Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), sent a letter to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary So...