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 AND COLLEAGUES URGE EPA TO REINSTATE WAIVER FOR CALIFORNIA’S CLEAN CAR STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and 112 House colleagues wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to urge him to promptly reinstate the Clean Air Act waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Cars program. The waiver would restore the authority of California and other states to impose emission standards on light duty vehicles that are more...

HOUSE PASSES MATSUI’S EMERGENCY REPORTING ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (CA-06) Emergency Reporting Act (H.R. 1250), a bill that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies. “During an emergency, access to reliable communications networks is absolutely crucial. They are how we receive emergency alerts, call 9-1-1 for help, and navigate evacua...

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, Lofgren, Merkley, Introduce Legislation to Give Individuals an Opportunity to Invest in Building America’s Clean-Energy Future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) as well as U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced H.R. 3886, the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2021, bicameral legislation to give individuals the opportunity to buy Clean Energy Victory Bonds and help build America’s clean-energy future. Modeled after the highly-successful victory bonds sold during ...

Matsui and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Homeowners Plant More Trees and Reduce Energy Costs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), John Sarbanes (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), as well as Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the TREES Act, a bill that will help homeowners lower energy costs, increase tree canopy in underserved communities, and help mitigate the effects o...

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 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...