Representative Doris Matsui

The Asian American Action Fund proudly endorses Doris Matsui for United States Congress. Doris is running for re-election in California’s 6th congressional district, representing the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas.

Representative Matsui serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the 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. 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.

Representative Matsui has worked tirelessly to improve access to high quality health care in Sacramento and across the nation.  Through her committee work, she 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.

Representative 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. She also is an ardent supporter of advancing STEM education, especially for women and girls.

During the 114th Congress, Representative 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.

Learn more about Doris Matsui at her website.