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  • Matsui Calls on FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities During COVID-19 Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) sent a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging him to expand the Lifeline program for millions of Americans lacking broadband access amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that a phone and access to the internet brin... Read more

  • Matsui Celebrates AmeriCorps Week with Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Recognizing Members’ Service, Ensuring Parity in Education Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Tom Cole (R-OK), introduced new legislation during 2020 AmeriCorps Week to strengthen the Segal AmeriCorps Award that helps make service a financial possibility for many Americans. The Educational Award Parity Act ensures that all AmeriCorps members over the age of 55 who earn an education awar... Read more

  • Matsui Votes to Increase State and Local Tax Deduction for California Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R.5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019, to temporarily repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap for Americans. “In states like California, we choose to provide our citizens with high-quality education, health care, and social services. Unfortunately, the Republican tax plan passed under the previous Congress hurt California families by... Read more

  • Matsui, Morelle, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Support Title IX, Gender Equity in Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25), and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced bicameral legislation to provide more resources, training, and technical assistance to address discrimination in education throughout the United States. The Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) would provide these resources through the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, more commonly referred to as Title IX,... 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

  • Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors, Education

    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 would undermine this important work, cutting funding from programs and services that lift people up i... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Flood Protection, Clean Energy, Seniors, Transportation, Education, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint: “After driving up the deficit with a tax plan that puts billionaires first, it is no surprise that President Trump’s budget prioritizes cuts that will hurt hardworking Americans. “The President has laid out his intentions to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardize Medicare, and slash Medicaid, all of which will harm people’s ability to access essential health car... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Bill to Provide Training for Jobs of Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Innovation, Technology, Education

    Legislation Would Create “Innovation Corps” to Incentivize Recent Graduates to Help Train Workers Displaced by Automation Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Innovation Corps Act of 2017 that would provide grants for job retraining programs to assist workers displaced by automation. The bill would create a service program modeled after existing national service institutions, incentivizing recent college graduates to volunteer with job retraining programs by having a portion o... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces Over $4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Congresswoman Matsui Announces Over $4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Sacramento Congresswoman Matsui today announced thatSacramento has received more than $4.2 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agencyresponsible for volunteering and service programs. “These grants have the possibility to change people’s lives,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “From preventing child abuse to providing nutrition education to students, this fund... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Announces Hispanic-Serving Institution Federal Funding for Sacramento City College
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 30, 2015 CONTACT: Julie Eddy: (202) 225-7163 Rep. Matsui Announces Hispanic-Serving Institution Federal Funding for Sacramento City College Congresswoman Doris Matsui announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Sacramento City College approximately $525,000 in federal funding for each of the next five years as part of the Department’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Program. “This grant recognizes Sacramento City College’s ... Read more

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