MATSUI, LANGEVIN AND COLLEAGUES URGE LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS K-12 CYBERSECURITY IN BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) led a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to include additional K-12 Cybersecurity support in upcoming Build Back Better legislation. “Resource-constrained K-12 schools are struggling to keep up with the increasing frequency and severity of cyber threats, and our students and educators may pay th...

MATSUI INTRODUCES BILL TO UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR NATION’S SCHOOLS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced the Healthier and Greener Schools Act of 2021, legislation to support America’s schools in making critical infrastructure upgrades that boost energy efficiency, reduce costs, provide charging stations for zero-emission cars and school buses, and update ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality. The legislation prioriti...

MATSUI AND HIRONO CALL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GENDER EQUITY OFFICE IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona, encouraging the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity (OGE) within the agency. The office would provide financial and technical assistance for states, school districts, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities to strengthen t...

MATSUI, HIRONO REINTRODUCE BICAMERAL BILL TO BOOST GENDER EQUITY IN EDUCATION, SUPPORT TITLE IX

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bicameral Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA), legislation that would provide additional resources, training, and technical assistance to combat harassment and discrimination in education. “Patsy Mink and Louise Slaughter were tireless warriors for...

MATSUI, LANGEVIN, KATKO, GARBARINO INTRODUCE THE ENHANCING K-12 CYBERSECURITY ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), John Katko (R-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), introduced the Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act, a bill to strengthen cybersecurity at America’s K-12 schools by promoting access to information, better tracking cyberattacks nationally, and providing new cybersecurity resources. “Cyber threats have be...

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 Langevin Urge Biden Administration to Address Cybersecurity Threats in K-12 Schools

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, urging him to issue guidance that will allow K-12 schools to make investments in increased cybersecurity measures. “While the shift to online interaction has helped keep students engaged, it has also highlighted a growing threat – cyber-incidents targeting school...

Matsui Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after passage of the American Rescue Plan. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature. “Today, we are sending a clear message to the American people that help is on the way. The American Rescue Plan is a long-awaited lifeline – delivering on Democrats’ promise to take bold actio...

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan, $1B to Strengthen and Expand National Service

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed the final version of the American Rescue Plan, a robust COVID-19 relief funding package that aims to end the dual public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation will be sent to President Biden to be signed into law. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Congressman David Price (NC-04) and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), all...

Matsui Statement on the House Passage of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House passage of the American Rescue Plan. “Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded that Americans make difficult decisions to ensure the health and safety of their loved ones,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Right now, we stand at a crossroads. With the vaccine providing us with light ...