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...

Matsui & DeLauro Introduce GOALS Act to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on International Women’ Day and on the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USNWT) lawsuit for equal pay, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced the Give Our Athletes Level Salaries (GOALS) Act to ensure the World Cup-winning USWNT are paid fair and equitable wages compared to the U.S. Men’s team. E...

Matsui Issues Statement on USWNT Settlement on Working Conditions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) reached an agreement with the US Soccer Federation over a portion of their lawsuit regarding unequal working conditions to the men’s national team. “Today’s proposed agreement represents an important step forward for the USWNT in their fight for equality. E...

Matsui Issues Statement on Women's Equality Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), issued the following statement on Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment. “Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, to honor the women of the past who fought for greater equality and in recognition of the women today who continue the fight. “A hundred years ago, our country took a ...

Matsui, DeLauro Give Pay Discrimination a Red Card in Fight for Fair & Equitable Wages for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) introduced the Give Our Athletes Level Salaries (GOALS) Act to ensure the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) are paid fair and equitable wages compared to the U.S. Men’s team. Even at the pinnacle of the sporting world, recent reports show the USWNT earn as little as 38 cents on the dollar compared to th...

Yahoo Sports: Bill supporting equal pay for USWNT introduced in Congress

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Two Democratic congresswomen introduced legislation on Tuesday that would block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup — which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada — until the 2019 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team “are paid fair and equitable wages compared” to the American men. Twenty-eight members of the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against U...

Matsui, Morelle, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Support Title IX, Gender Equity in Education

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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 resourc...

Matsui Statement on Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy: “President Trump has announced a Supreme Court nomination that could reverse generations of progress for this country. With his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President has put at risk,...

Hirono, Matsui Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Title IX, Honor Patsy T. Mink & Louise M. Slaughter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced the bicameral Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, legislation to provide additional resources for schools, school districts, states, and institutions of higher education to fully implement the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, commonly referred t...

Matsui Denounces President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced President Trump’s proposed rule to gut Title X, which provides funding for family planning services: “This outrageous rule takes us backwards to a time when women couldn’t make decisions about their own reproductive healthcare. The rule restricts ...