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  • Matsui, DeLauro Give Pay Discrimination a Red Card in Fight for Fair & Equitable Wages for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    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 the USMNT, despite winning back-to-back World Cup titles – unlike their male counterparts. The GOALS A... Read more

  • Yahoo Sports: Bill supporting equal pay for USWNT introduced in Congress
    Posted in In The News on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    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.S. Soccer in March. The federal case is complex and hasn’t yet been heard, but the four-time champi... 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 Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment, Women's Issues

    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, among other important issues, women’s rights to make decisions about reproductive healthcare, pre-e... Read more

  • Hirono, Matsui Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Title IX, Honor Patsy T. Mink & Louise M. Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Women's Issues

    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 to as Title IX. “Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a fierce advocat... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    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 access to family planning services like birth control at local health care providers that people kno... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Health Provisions Included in House Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on several health care provisions in the omnibus for fiscal year 2018: “I’m pleased that the fiscal year 2018 omnibus includes needed resources for many of my public health priorities including additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic and increased funding for Community Health Centers and medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I’m particularly encouraged that $100 million in new fun... Read more

  • House Democrats Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors, Women's Issues

    Today, House Democrats, led by the Seniors Task Force, the Democratic Women’s Working Group, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with an anniversary party in the U.S. Capitol. The Medicare and Medicaid programs were created on July 30th, 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act into law. After the celebration, the members released the following statements: “... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Marks Equal Pay Day, Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Today Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) marked Equal Pay Day and cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Matsui joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) in cosponsoring the legislation in the House of Representatives. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. “It is unacceptable that working women in this coun... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Statement on California's New Equal Pay Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 6, 2015 CONTACT: Julie Eddy: (202) 225-7163 Rep. Matsui Statement on California’s New Equal Pay Law Congresswoman Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing the Fair Pay Act into law today. “The Equal Pay Act is a huge step toward true equality in California, and I am thrilled to see our state lead the way once again. Senator Jackson’s vision and hard work will protect and empower women across the st... Read more

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