MATSUI, DORIS O. (a Representative from California)

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Afghanistan: ensure funds provided for Armed Forces operations are only used for safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. military forces and Dept. of Defense contractors (see H.R. 780), H2813 [16MY]

Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), H4685 [9JY]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (see H.R. 139), H571 [7FE]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 621), H1914 [17AP]

Business and industry: list employers that relocate call centers overseas, make such companies ineligible for Federal grants and loans, and require call center employees to disclose their physical location (see H.R. 3596), H2647 [10MY]

Cecil E. Bolt Post Office, Fowler, CA: designate (see H.R. 4389), H1976 [18AP]

Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum: establish (see H.R. 6421), H6060 [14SE]

Cope, Marianne: Catholic Church canonization (see H. Res. 823), H7425 [20DE]

Dept. of Agriculture: repeal a duplicative inspection and grading program for catfish (see H.R. 4296), H3808 [19JN]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. Res. 760), H5861 [11SE]

Dept. of Defense: ensure detainees on U.S. soil have access to due process, the court system, and will not be detained indefinitely by the military (see H.R. 4192), H2447 [8MY]

Dept. of Education: establish grant program to enhance existing secondary education programs teaching high school students about the U.S. Constitution and State constitutions (see H.R. 6390), H5999 [13SE]

——— extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H1642 [27MR] (see H.R. 4816), H2813 [16MY]

——— make grants to State-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) networks to expand STEM education (see H.R. 6517), H6275 [21SE]

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Pediatric Research Network (see H.R. 6163), H6152 [19SE]

——— increase number of permanent faculty in palliative care at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, and promote education in palliative care and hospice (see H.R. 6155), H6062 [14SE]

——— provide States with incentives to require elementary and secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to administer, epinephrine (see H.R. 3627), H2813 [16MY]

——— reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity (see H.R. 2679), H2447 [8MY]

Dept. of the Interior: allow acceptance of bids on new oil and gas leases of Federal lands only from bidders certifying that all petroleum products produced from such leases will be offered for sale only in the U.S. (see H.R. 4325), H1916 [17AP]

——— provide assistance to non-Federal interests for levee stability improvements located within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta related to certain water deliveries (see H.R. 6484), H6273 [21SE]

Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 5976), H3914 [20JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: inter in national cemeteries individuals who supported the U.S. in Laos during the Vietnamese Conflict era (see H.R. 3192), H5009 [18JY]

Disasters: enhance existing programs providing mitigation assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce State building codes (see H.R. 2069), H6279 [21SE]

Discrimination: condemn discrimination, hate crimes, racism, bigotry, bullying and brutal violence perpetrated against Sikh-Americans, and all acts of vandalism against Sikh Gurdwaras in the U.S. (see H. Res. 785), H6060 [14SE]

EPA: award grants to water system owners or operators to increase resiliency or adaptability to any ongoing or forecasted changes to hydrologic conditions (see H.R. 2738), H966 [27FE]

Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas (see H. Res. 834), H7425 [20DE]

FCC: require reallocation and auction for commercial use of certain frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum (see H.R. 4817), H2203 [26AP]

FDA: provide incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products (see H.R. 2182), H1101 [29FE]

Firearms: require face to face purchases of ammunition, licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5717 [3AU]

Health: create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients (see H.R. 6157), H6280 [21SE]

——— expand and support strong home care workforce and make long-term services and supports affordable and accessible for seniors and individuals with disabilities (see H. Res. 759), H5707 [2AU]

——— prevent the sale of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood (see H.R. 6702), H7424 [20DE]

Homeless Assistance Act: amend definition of ‘‘homeless person’’ to include certain homeless children and youth (see H.R. 32), H2033 [19AP]

Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H5766 [10SE]

——— provide for visas for certain advanced science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 6412), H6060 [14SE]

Information technology: preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived (see H. Con. Res. 127), H3363 [31MY]

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]

Insurance: establish a program to provide guarantees for debt issued by State catastrophe insurance programs to assist in financial recovery from natural catastrophes (see H.R. 3125), H2813 [16MY]

Intellectual property: deter unfair imports that infringe upon intellectual property rights (see H.R. 3782), H77 [18JA]

International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see H. Res. 713), H5079 [19JY]

Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 568), H1572 [26MR]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H2570 [9MY]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (see H.R. 4133), H1847 [16AP]

James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, CA: designate (see H.R. 6166), H5130 [23JY]

Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office, Mountain View, CA: designate (see H.R. 6260), H5766 [10SE]

March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see H.R. 3187), H2033 [19AP]

Medicare: count a period of outpatient observation in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services (see H.R. 1543), H220 [31JA]

——— provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items (see H.R. 4378), H7469 [30DE]

——— repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 1546), H115 [23JA]

Members of Congress: eliminate automatic salary adjustments (see H.R. 3858), H441 [2FE]

Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]

Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]

National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. Res. 659), H2812 [16MY]

National Public Health Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 605), H1805 [29MR]

National Women’s History Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 573), H1209 [6MR]

National Women’s Rights History Project Act: reauthorize appropriations (see H.R. 6150), H5526 [31JY]

Nelson ‘Mac’ MacWilliams Post Office Building, Ramona, CA: designate (see H.R. 4062), H901 [16FE]

Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), H1154 [5MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]

Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building, Simi Valley, CA: designate (see H.R. 6587), H6623 [4DE]

Power resources: promote domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies (see H.R. 6275), H6535 [29NO]

Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post Office, Roseville, CA: designate (see H.R. 3892), H440 [2FE]

Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see H.R. 4104), H2569 [9MY]

Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters (see H. Res. 689), H4606 [28JN]

Renewable energy: establish a pilot program to provide assistance for partnerships supporting applied sciences in renewable energy (see H.R. 288), H5525 [31JY]

Social Security: repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see H.R. 1332), H1846 [16AP]

——— treat permanent partnerships between individuals of the same gender as marriage for purposes of determining entitlement to Federal old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits (see H.R. 4609), H2066 [24AP]

Taxation: clarify that any person who, for commercial purposes, makes available for consumer use a machine capable of producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco products (see H.R. 4134), H1741 [28MR]

——— promote charitable donations of qualified vehicles (see H.R. 860), H5630 [1AU]

——— reduce tax on beer (see H.R. 1675), H2288 [27AP]

——— support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]

Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 6494), H6536 [29NO]

Veterans: authorize military departments to provide an exception to standards for awarding the Purple Heart for World War II veterans whose service records are incomplete due to damage (see H.R. 6095), H5712 [2AU]

——— improve ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 6107), H5131 [23JY]

——— issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 [12JY]

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H1641 [27MR]

Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see H.R. 5799), H3102 [17MY]

——— require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 5816), H3103 [17MY]

——— require States to establish minimum early voting period and ensure that no individual be required to wait for longer than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an election for Federal office (see H.R. 6591), H6397 [15NO]

Water pollution: clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 1375), H1101 [29FE]

Women: ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (see H.R. 5647), H2443 [8MY]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Army: clarify authority to correct erroneous Army College Fund benefit amounts (see H.R. 6123), H4863 [12JY]

Bureau of Reclamation: participate in design, planning and construction of the South Sacramento County Agriculture and Habitat Lands Water Recycling Project (see H.R. 6689), H7360 [19DE]

Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management projects (see H.R. 4353), H1845 [16AP]

——— review policy guidelines on vegetation management for levees (see H.R. 5831), H3161 [18MY]

FEMA: allow rebuilding of certain structures located in special flood hazard zones (see H.R. 6614), H6535 [29NO]

Mental health: increase access to community behavioral health services and improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services (see H.R. 5989), H3974 [21JN]

SBA: establish loan guarantee program to assist small business concerns that manufacture clean energy technologies (see H.R. 4185), H1304 [8MR]

Constitutional authority statements

Army: clarify authority to correct erroneous Army College Fund benefit amounts (H.R. 6123), H4864 [12JY]

Bureau of Reclamation: participate in design, planning and construction of the South Sacramento County Agriculture and Habitat Lands Water Recycling Project (H.R. 6689), H7360 [19DE]

Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management projects (H.R. 4353), H1845 [16AP]

——— review policy guidelines on vegetation management for levees (H.R. 5831), H3162 [18MY]

FEMA: allow rebuilding of certain structures located in special flood hazard zones (H.R. 6614), H6535 [29NO]

Mental health: increase access to community behavioral health services and improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services (H.R. 5989), H3975 [21JN]

SBA: establish loan guarantee program to assist small business concerns that manufacture clean energy technologies (H.R. 4185), H1305 [8MR]

Remarks

Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc.: anniversary, E1426• [3AU]

Asian Pacific State Employees Association: tribute to scholarship fund, E636• [24AP]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, E812• [16MY]

California: anniversary of Central Valley Flood Protection Board, E94• [31JA]

——— ensure compliance with State laws and require use of best available science relative to certain water-related concerns, H1071 [29FE]

Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management projects (H.R. 4353), E1041• [12JN]

——— review policy guidelines on vegetation management for levees, H3354 [31MY]

Dept. of Energy: phase out the innovative technology loan guarantee program and provide taxpayer protections from pending program participants (H.R. 6213), H6011 [14SE]

Economy: provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 3630), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 554), H909 [17FE]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5325), H3354 [31MY]

——— making appropriations (H.R. 5325), consideration (H. Res. 667), H3283 [31MY]

FCC: consolidate reporting obligations to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens (H.R. 3310), H3232, H3233 [30MY]

FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance Fund, H4610 [29JN]

Friends of Light Rail and Transit (organization): anniversary, E1669• [28SE]

Girl Scouts: anniversary, E1125• [21JN]

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care related provisions (H.R. 6079), consideration (H. Res. 724), H4717 [10JY]

House of Representatives: tribute to departing Members, H6745 [12DE]

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (H. Res. 839), H7338 [19DE]

Japanese American Citizens League: tribute to Sacramento, CA, chapter community awards dinner honorees, E1783• [16NO]

Medicare: reform sustainable growth rate payment system for physicians, H909 [17FE]

——— study issues on access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for beneficiaries in all care settings and establish demonstration project on benefits of coverage to administer IVIG in the home (H.R. 1845), H7305 [19DE]

Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings (H. Res. 833), H6820 [17DE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), consideration (H. Res. 724), H4717 [10JY]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and Highway Trust Fund programs pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 717), H4610 [29JN]

Sacramento, CA: anniversary of NeighborWorks America (organization) Homeownership Center Sacramento Region, E1442• [3AU]

——— anniversary of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, E1033• [8JN]

——— authorize improvements to flood damage reduction facilities adjacent to the American and Sacramento Rivers, H3283 [31MY]

——— Natomas Levee Improvement Project funding, E1041• [12JN]

——— tribute to Pioneer House veterans, E860• [18MY]

——— tribute to Sacramento African-American Art Collective, E443• [26MR]

San Joaquin River: address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 1837), H1071 [29FE]

——— address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 1837), consideration (H. Res. 566), H1034 [29FE]

Taxation: provide payroll tax relief, H909 [17FE]

Teichert, Inc.: anniversary, E1406• [3AU]

Unemployment: provide additional emergency unemployment compensation, H909 [17FE]

Remarks in House relative to

Leave of absence: granted, H6673 [5DE]

Tributes

Fong, Robert K., E1863• [3DE]

Godmintz, Arnie, E1781• [16NO]

Harris, Brice W., E1437• [3AU]

Payne, Donald M., E330• [7MR]

Rigsby, Rob, E1357• [31JY]

Sheedy, Sandy, E1861• [3DE]

Sullivan, John V., H1638• [27MR]

Williams, Ephraim, E1033• [8JN]