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  • Matsui Urges CDPH to Use Federal Funds to Enhance Sacramento County Testing Capacity and Nursing Home Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    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 April 23rd, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allo... Read more

  • Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force On Aging & Families, Call On USDA To Expand SNAP Online Purchasing Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    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 Sonny Perdue calling for an immediate nationwide expansion of the Online Purchasing Pilot for the Supp... Read more

  • Democrats’ Task Force on Aging & Families Call for Direct Stimulus Checks for Older Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance that contradicts provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that explicitly gives the Department of the Treasury authority to provide direct assistance to Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security Income recipients, and Veterans Administration pension holders who do not file taxes. Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) released a sta... Read more

  • Matsui, Task Force on Aging & Families Lead Effort to Provide Relief for Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus’ Task Force on Aging and Families, Co-Chaired by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), introduced the Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act to provide resources and support to protect the health and well-being of seniors, people with disabilities and the front-line workers and family caregivers who support these individuals. “For the tens of millions of older Americans and people with disabilities at higher risk from this... Read more

  • Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, Introduce Older Americans Bill of Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, co-led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), announced the introduction of the Older Americans Bill of Rights. The resolution, which identifies and establishes fundamental rights that every older American and their families deserve, is centered around four pillars including: guaranteeing access to affordable, equitable and comprehensive health care; financial and retirement security for seniors and their famili... Read more

  • Matsui Hails Passage of Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors and Their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Taskforce on Aging and Families, hailed House passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drugs Costs Now Act. This landmark bill gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to all Americans with private insurance. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act will also cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries and expan... Read more

  • Matsui, Jeffries, Schakowsky, Lamb Relaunch Task Force on Aging and Families
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and her House Democratic colleagues relaunched and renamed its task force focused on the needs of our nation’s older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement. The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (formerly known as the Seniors Task Force), reflects an inclusive focus on the needs of caregivers and will also focus on how aging impacts an entire household. Congresswoman Doris Ma... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Unveil Report Documenting Republican Attacks on Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, ahead of the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law on July 30, 1965 and the 83rd anniversary of Social Security on August 14, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to unveil a new report documenting years of Republicans’ attacks on seniors. The report, titled “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,” ... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Statement on the 2018 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Rep. Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: “The Trustees’ reports make it clear that the Republican tax scam directly threatens the Medicare program, reducing its solvency by three years. The tax scam comes at the expense of seniors and American families –taking funding from Medicare in order to give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. “Rep... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Seniors, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat the Farm Bill: “As the most powerful country in the world, we should be creating policies that lift people up. Instead, the GOP farm bill would have made it harder for people to thrive, cutting school lunches for children and limiting the SNAP program that helps families put food on the table. The defeat of this legislation is good news for now, but we must keep up our efforts to p... Read more

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