Doris (Doris) O. Matsui (D-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.7163
FAX: 202.225.0566
District: 916.498.5600
District FAX: 916.444.6117
Room 2311 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0506

Residence: Sacramento, CA
Elected: 2005    Next Election: 2018
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 MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
Vice ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberHouse Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Sacramento / Yolo


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, Communications & Technology, Environment, and Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection subcommittees. 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 and keeping flood insurance rates affordable. She is at the forefront of the effort to build the Joint Federal Project at Folsom Dam, a $1 billion project that is a model of cooperation and efficiency. 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 is engaged in the planning and execution of an intermodal transportation center in downtown Sacramento, was instrumental in securing federal funds to extend Sacramento's light rail system, and is a leading proponent and has helped secure critical federal resources for a streetcar system linking Sacramento and West Sacramento.

She has worked tirelessly to improve access to high quality health care in Sacramento and across the nation. Through her committee work, Congresswoman Matsui helped author the Affordable Care Act, and she continues to advocate for access to high quality health care services. She is a champion in Congress for improving our nation's mental health care system, and secured passage of landmark bipartisan legislation, the Excellence in Mental Health Act, which provides $1 billion to strengthen the mental health safety net.

Congresswoman Matsui has been a leader in Congress on promoting policies which address the effects of a changing climate, serving as a co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). She has authored a number of legislative proposals aimed at boosting clean energy manufacturing and financing to help smaller clean energy companies grow and create jobs. 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 telecom policy. She is a leading proponent of net neutrality and ensuring access to the free and open Internet, authoring 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.

During the 114th Congress, Congresswoman Matsui was elected by her peers to serve as a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. As co-chair, she worked closely with the 88 women Members of the House to advance issues that matter most to women in the United States. In addition, she chaired the Democratic Women's Working Group, which advocates for an economic agenda for women and families.

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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