MATSUI, SACRAMENTO COUNTY AIRPORT SYSTEM ANNOUNCE OVER $4.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and the Sacramento County Airport System announced over $4.5 million in funding to purchase five zero-emissions passenger shuttle buses. The federal grant funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. By reducing the use of conventional fossil fuels, this project will improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emiss...

MATSUI, CONNOLLY, BARRAGÁN, CLARKE LEAD EFFORT TO SECURE ROBUST FUNDING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), as well as Reps. Gerald Connolly (VA-11), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Yvette Clarke (NY-9) and 25 House colleagues, wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to include robust funding for electric vehicles (EVs) in any forthcoming infrastructure or investment package. “Robust funding for transportat...

MATSUI APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF PRIORITIES IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills. The package includes Matsui-backed projects and priorities that will benefit the Sacramento region. The funding that passed the House as part of H.R. 4502 includes appropriations for: Labor, Health and H...

MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The legislation includes funding for Sacramento’s I Street Bridge Replacement Project and Old I Street Bridge Deck Conversion Project which Congresswoman Matsui fought hard to include. The INVEST in America Act makes transformational investments...

Matsui, Kinzinger, Eshoo, Bucshon Urge DOT to Update Regulations on Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) sent a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), urging him to continue to support the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) by ensuring motor vehicle safety standards are updated to keep pace with modern tech...

Matsui Issues Statement on Biden's Proposal to Reinstate CA Waiver on Tailpipe Emission Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement following President Biden’s action to restore states’ authority, contained in the Clean Air Act, to set standards stronger than federal vehicle pollution standards. This announcement from the White House comes on the heels of President Biden’s unveiling of the American Jobs Plan, which will invest $620 bil...

Matsui Statement on President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. “This evening, President Biden unveiled his vision for an America that works for all of us – where our diversity is valued, and our ingenuity is celebrated. Over his first 100 days, the P...

Matsui and Blumenthal Urge CDC to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, urging her to strictly enforce recently issued safety guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) and immediately halt cruises if outbreaks occur on board. “Given the potential for a lar...

Matsui and Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Rescind Trump Rule Delaying Penalties for Fuel Economy Violations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and 16 colleagues, sent a letter to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator Steven Cliff, urging him to rescind a Trump Administration rule delaying the effective date of inflation-adjusted penalties for violating fuel-economy standards. “In 2015, Congress required that NHTSA increase its civil penalti...

Matsui, Markey and Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Think Big on Fuel Economy and Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent letters, along with 79 members of Congress, to President Joseph Biden to address the importance of setting ambitious and achievable targets for the efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions of passenger vehicles through 2025. Specifically, the letters urge the Biden Administration to reinstate th...