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  • Matsui Calls on Congress to Oppose Cruise Industry Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), sent the following letter to Reps. Richard Neal (MA-1), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to oppose any bailout of the cruise industry and instead focus on supporting the federal response to the coronavirus. Congresswoman Matsui is a long-time advocate for improving safety, security and medical standards aboard cruise vessels.... Read more

  • Matsui, Thompson, Garamendi, Huffman Introduce Bill Requiring Reimbursements for Cancelled Cruises
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Garamendi (CA-03), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced they have introduced legislation to require cruise lines to reimburse passengers whose trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. This would apply for tickets purchased on or before February 1, 2020 and to cancellations both from the cruise line itself and by the passenger because of concerns over the ongoing public health emergency. The Center... Read more

  • Matsui, Fortenberry Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Passenger Safety Laws on Cruise Ships
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. The CPPA would build on the passenger safety measures signed into law through the 2010, Matsui-led Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA). The bill strengthens crime reporting and video surveillance requirements, improves medical standards, and holds cruise lines responsible for deaths, sexual assaults... Read more

  • Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Illegal Challenge to California Clean Air
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act, condemns the Trump Administration for illegally challenging California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate its own air quality and fuel economy standards. “From day one, this Administration made it clear that California’s waiver authority granted under the Clean Air Act was enemy number one, and they have spitefully ac... Read more

  • Matsui, Lowenthal, Long, Wittman Applaud House Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA) applauded House passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). This legislation reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DERA program, which provides grants to help communities reduce harmful diesel emissions and improve air quality and public health for Americans across the country. “Clean air and a clean environment are fundamental rights for... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Agreement Between CARB and Leading Automakers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement commending the deal the State of California struck with leading automakers, including Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW, to promote clean air, invest in U.S. auto industry jobs, and save consumers money at the gas pump. The agreement outlines that automakers will produce vehicles that could average 50 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2026, which is a strong rebuke of the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (... Read more

  • Matsui Releases Statement on Bill Wehrum's Departure from EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after the departure of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation – a longtime opponent of the 2012 Clean Cars Rule and the California waiver authority under the Clean Air Act. “Bill Wehrum is a symptom of a larger problem at the EPA,” said Congresswoman Matsui, a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “He has worked tirelessly to po... Read more

  • Matsui Criticizes EPA and NHTSA for Refusing to Serve in Same Panel as Leading Air Quality and Climate Change Expert
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Clean Energy, Transportation, Environment

    View Congresswoman Matsui’s opening remarks here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, criticized Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials for refusing to testify on the same Energy and Commerce panel as leading air quality and climate change expert Mary Nichols. Nichols has served as Chair of the California Air Resources Board for nearly 12 years under Democrat... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Proposed Rule to Allow Safe Testing of Additional Autonomous Vehicles
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on California’s proposed rule for the safe testing of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles: “By proposing this rule, California is taking another important step in the effort to safely deploy autonomous vehicles in our communities. AVs will improve the quality of life for millions who currently are unable to drive a car – opening up the opportunity to maintain their independence, run errands, or visit a ... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui, Lowenthal, Wittman, Long Introduce the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act to Reduce Emissions & Promote Clean Air
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2019 to reauthorize DERA, a program where emissions-reducing strategies are deployed to promote clean air, ensure healthier communities, and protect the environment. Emissions from older, dirtier diesel engines, which can operate for 30 years, have serious impacts on public health and the environment. This bill would... Read more

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