Doris (Doris) O. Matsui (D-USH06)
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District: 916.498.5600
District FAX: 916.444.6117
Representative
Room 2311 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0506

Residence: Sacramento, CA
Elected: 2005    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Robert T. Matsui (deceased)   DOB: 9/25/1944
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
FC MemberCongressional Rice Caucus
FC MemberHouse Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
Vice ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Sacramento / Yolo

Bio

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.

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. 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 and resources within the ongoing Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Congresswoman Matsui passionately works to increase public transportation options in 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. 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.

Congresswoman Matsui is also a leader on technology and internet policy. She is a Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Spectrum Caucus, having authored laws that facilitated record-breaking spectrum auctions. She continues to focus on promoting the deployment of next-generation wireless technologies, such as 5G. She is also a leading proponent of net neutrality and ensuring access to the free and open Internet, previously writing legislation that would prohibit so-called Internet fast lanes from harming consumers, small businesses and innovators. As the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional High Tech Caucus, she advocates for policies to expand the innovative use of technology across every sector of the economy. She also is an ardent supporter of advancing STEM education, especially for women and girls.

Because she has always felt the arts connect innovation with creativity and passion, Congresswoman Matsui has been a strong supporter of the arts not only in the Sacramento community but nationwide. She currently serves as a Member of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian. She is also on the Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Council of the National Museum of American History. She has previously served on the National Symphony Board and the Arena Stage Board.

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 met her husband, the late Congressman Bob Matsui, while attending the University of California at Berkeley. During President Clinton's first term in office, she served as one of eight members of the President's transition board. She later served for six years as Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Congresswoman Matsui has a son Brian Matsui and a daughter-in-law Amy Matsui. She has two grandchildren, Anna and Robby.








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