Doris (Doris) Matsui (D-06)

US Representative Doris Matsui

Doris (Doris) Matsui (D-06)
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Capitol: 202.225.7163
FAX: 202.225.0566
District: 916.498.5600
Room 2311 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0506
501 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-7305
Residence:Sacramento, CA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional High Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Children's Study Working Group
Co-ChairHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberPrisoners of War/Missing in Action Caucus [POW/MIA Caucus]
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Seniors
Co-ChairCongressional Spectrum Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
Co-ChairFood Allergy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
Co-ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Congresswoman Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005. As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, she serves on the Health, Environment and Climate Change, and Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittees and is the Vice Chair on the Communications and Technology subcommittee. She is committed to strengthening Sacramento's flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting a clean energy economy, and creating a vibrant region where families can live, work, and play. Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, the Sacramento area has one of the highest flood risks in the country. Congresswoman Matsui is a stalwart champion for increased flood protection, levee improvements, keeping flood insurance rates affordable, and rebuilding smarter and more resiliently in the face of a changing climate. She was at the forefront of the effort to build the Joint Federal Project at Folsom Dam by working to secure $1 billion for this critical project that became the model of cooperation and efficiency. In addition, she worked rigorously to federally authorize the Natomas Levee Project. More recently, the Congresswoman was instrumental in securing $1.8 billion last year to help strengthen the Sacramento region's levees and raise Folsom Dam. She also fights to preserve the region's water rights. With climate change being a primary cause of more intense and unpredictable weather patterns her role in securing funding for flood control and infrastructure projects is even more critical. Congresswoman Matsui passionately works to increase public transportation options in Sacramento. She is engaged in the planning and execution of an intermodal transportation center in downtown Sacramento and secured federal funds to extend Sacramento's light rail system, including helping to provide critical federal resources to link Sacramento and West Sacramento. She also helped secure passage in the U.S. House of autonomous vehicle technology in the 115th Congress and plans to continue to lead in the effort to safely deploy intelligent and automated transportation technologies that will transform how we conduct business, transact and travel. She has worked tirelessly to improve access to high-quality, affordable, accessible health care and was instrumental in crafting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. She is a leader in Congress on the rapidly growing issue of telehealth and is the author of the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2014. A $1.1 billion federal investment, the Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration will revitalize the community-based mental health system by creating a network of high-quality, evidence-based Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in communities across the country. Congresswoman Matsui is the co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Aging and Families, where she addresses the full spectrum of issues that affect seniors, from retirement security to long term care. Congresswoman Matsui also serves on the bipartisan Telehealth Working Group, helping to open up reimbursement for telehealth within the Medicare program. Congresswoman Matsui has been a leader in Congress on promoting policies that address the climate crisis. Under her leadership as a co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), the Caucus has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable infrastructure, tax incentives for clean energy, and blocking harmful directives from the Trump Administration that would undermine protections for human health and the environment. She has also authored a number of legislative proposals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while boosting clean energy manufacturing and financing to help smaller clean energy companies grow and create jobs. This includes commonsense new legislation, H.R. 978 that preserves higher fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards as well as a bill that ensures our healthcare system is ready and able to rapidly respond to the climate crisis. She also sponsored legislation that allows her constituents to participate in the clean energy economy through specifically designated treasury bonds that fund renewable energy and energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy. Thanks in large part to her efforts, the Sacramento region has been transforming into a clean-tech capitol, with over 200 companies in the region. Before coming to Congress, Doris Matsui served as Chairwoman on the Board for the KVIE public television station in Sacramento, and in leadership capacities for the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Children's Home, and the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. After growing up on a farm in California's Central Valley, Congresswoman Matsui graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She served as one of eight members of President Clinton's transition board and later served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Public Liaison. Congresswoman Matsui succeeded her late husband Robert Matsui (who served in Congress from 1979-2005) in a special election in March 2005. Congresswoman Matsui has a son Brian Matsui and a daughter-in-law Amy Matsui. She has two grandchildren, Anna and Robby. In the Spring of 2020, Congresswoman Matsui married Roger Sant, adding four children, their spouses, and six grandchildren to her family.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2005    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Roger Sant   DOB: 9/25/1944
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