The Honorable Robert T. Matsui served with distinction in Congress for 26 years representing Sacramento and California's Fifth Congressional District. A third- generation American of Japanese ancestry, Robert Matsui was six months old when he and his family were taken from Sacramento and interned by the U.S. government. This website is a tribute to Robert Matsui for his leadership in Congress, with particular emphasis on his work on redress and reparations for Japanese Americans following the incarceration and exclusion of Japanese Americans during World War II.
"Thank you for visiting the Robert T. Matsui Legacy Project website. Throughout his life, Bob was dedicated to improving our country. Whether it was as a young lawyer or as a member of Congress, he always stood for integrity, fairness, and decency. The material presented on this website will serve as a small and appropriate reminder of how far our nation has come over the years. I hope that Bob's words and deeds continue to inspire everyone who believes in equal rights, social justice, and compassionate public policy for generations to come."