Matsui, Yolo County Transportation District, Announce $11 Million in Local Transportation Funding

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and the Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) announced $11 million in funding to support Yolobus transit services and their network of routes throughout the region. “Local transit systems are the beating heart of our economy and it is essential that we give them the resources to continue to operate safely and efficiently through this ...

Matsui, SacRT, Announce $100 Million Grant to Fund Sacramento Public Transit

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) announced a $100 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to support their work in Sacramento during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As our economy recovers and adjusts to the challenges of this continuing pandemic, public transit is crucial to keeping us moving in the right direction,” said Congres...

Matsui Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act

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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 the passage of the Moving Forward Act. “As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, we need to help get Americans back to work and act decisively to move our economy forward. An investment in our infrastructure is a clea...

Matsui and Speier Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Cruise Lines’ Tax Evasion, Environmental and Labor Violations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Friday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives limiting federal assistance for cruise industry companies that fail to undertake significant tax, environmental, medical, and labor reforms. The Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke (CRUISE) Integrity Act would address the industry’s ab...

Matsui Calls On EPA And NHTSA To Halt Clean Cars Rollback During COVID-19 Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the Clean and Efficient Cars Act, sent a letter to Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and James Owens, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), urging them to halt the finalization of...

Matsui Calls on Congress to Oppose Cruise Industry Bailout

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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...

Matsui, Thompson, Garamendi, Huffman Introduce Bill Requiring Reimbursements for Cancelled Cruises

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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 ...

Matsui, Fortenberry Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Passenger Safety Laws on Cruise Ships

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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 requ...

Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Illegal Challenge to California Clean Air

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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’...

Matsui, Lowenthal, Long, Wittman Applaud House Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

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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 he...