Legislation Authored by Rep. Matsui Included in House Democrats' Make It In America Plan

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Washington, DC, July 1, 2016 | comments
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6/30/2016
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Legislation Authored by Rep. Matsui Included in House Democrats’ Make It In America Plan
Matsui Bills that Incentivize Wireless and Clean Technology Development Part of House Democratic Whip Hoyer’s Plan to Promote American Innovation
Today,House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced that three pieces of legislation authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) will be included in House Democrats’ Make It In America Plan to promote manufacturing and innovation in America.
“We can spur innovation in America by making forward-thinking investments in our 21st century economy,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “By bolstering our modern infrastructure, House Democrats’ Make It In America Plan puts American businesses at the forefront of opportunity. The legislation I have authored that is included in this plan will help close the digital divide, support American clean energy manufacturing, and encourage wireless innovation. I look forward to working with Whip Hoyer to move our agenda forward.”
“In order for more businesses to make it in America, we need to build a 21st century infrastructure that ensures businesses have access to the growing majority of their customers,” said House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer. “That’s why I’m pleased the new Make It In America plan includes Rep. Matsui’s bills to expand broadband infrastructure and improve telecommunications. I look forward to working with her to advance this legislation so that we can attract and keep more businesses here in the U.S.”
Congresswoman Matsui’s Broadband Adoption Act (H.R. 2638) would allow more American families to get online and participate in the 21st century economy through the FCC's Lifeline program. 
The Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistant Act (H.R. 1175), also authored by Congresswoman Matsui, would provide clean energy technology companies with support to ensure their competitiveness abroad as they create jobs at home.
Congresswoman Matsui’s Spectrum Challenge Prize Act (H.R. 4190) would encourage private sector innovation by awarding up to $5 million for breakthrough wireless technologies that dramatically improve spectrum efficiency. 
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