Democrats’ Task Force on Aging & Families Call for Direct Stimulus Checks for Older Americans

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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 f...

Matsui, Task Force on Aging & Families Lead Effort to Provide Relief for Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic

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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...

Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, Introduce Older Americans Bill of Rights

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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, equ...

Matsui Hails Passage of Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors and Their Families

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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....

Matsui, Jeffries, Schakowsky, Lamb Relaunch Task Force on Aging and Families

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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 need...

Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Unveil Report Documenting Republican Attacks on Seniors

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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 Reco...

Seniors Task Force Statement on the 2018 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports

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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 –takin...

Matsui Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote

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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 ...

Seniors Task Force members submit Association Health Plan comments to Labor Secretary Acosta

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Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) led 11 members of the task force in providing comments to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would greatly expand the existing definition of association health plans (AHPs). This NPRM could have devastating consequences on Americans’ health care. Afte...

Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

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Congresswoman Doris Matsui visited several local entities in Sacramento this week that would see their resources reduced as a result of President Trump’s proposed budget, including One Community Health’s new clinic and the Crocker Art Museum. “Places like Community Health Centers and museums give everyone an opportunity to flourish,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Trump’s proposed budget w...