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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA
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  • Arcturus UAV Tour

    Rep. Mike Thompson tours Arcturus UAV in Sonoma County, where they’re developing and manufacturing cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used both for commercial and military purposes.
  • North Bay Industries Tour

    Rep. Mike Thompson touring North Bay Industries in Sonoma County. This non-profit organization provides employment, training and housing for persons with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. NBI manufactures flags that are 100 percent Made in America with American products.
  • Suisun Bay Tour

    Rep. Mike Thompson, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, MARAD Administrator David Matsuda and Rep. George Miller at Suisun Bay where they are cleaning up the bay and removing the fleet of out-of-date war ships.
  • Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project

    Rep. Mike Thompson at the Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project. Because of this project wildlife is being protected, water quality is being improved, hiking, fishing and hunting opportunities will be increased.

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Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Gregg Harper (R-MS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand telehealth services under Medicare. The bill, titled the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 puts telehealth services under Medicare on the path toward parity with in-person health care visits.

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Jul 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $1 million Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The funds will be used for environmental mitigations required to complete the airport’s runway realignment and extension project.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today hosted a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey and Julianna Boor, the new Director of the VA’s Oakland Regional Office.

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Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Gregg Harper (R-MS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand telehealth services under Medicare. The bill, titled the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 puts telehealth services under Medicare on the path toward parity with in-person health care visits.

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Jul 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $1 million Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The funds will be used for environmental mitigations required to complete the airport’s runway realignment and extension project.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today hosted a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey and Julianna Boor, the new Director of the VA’s Oakland Regional Office.

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Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today issued the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s new proposed crude by rail regulations:

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), a member of the bipartisan TRIO Caucus, today announced a $325,000 U.S. Department of Education grant for Sonoma State University’s (SSU) TRIO program. Federal TRIO programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Jul 23, 2014 News Articles

Wilfred Alexander, a Vallejo resident and Vietnam War veteran, said the Agent Orange herbicide he handled at war led to prostate cancer later in life, but he had to wait months for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to process his treatment claim. Another veteran said he has to drive an hour and a half for a dentist, doctor or hospital appointment.

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Jul 22, 2014 News Articles

As lawmakers cobble together a temporary fix for the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, the North Coast’s two congressional representatives have reiterated their call for a long-term plan to fund federal highway projects.

Jul 22, 2014 News Articles

Two town hall meetings on Monday drew veterans of all ages and branches of the service, with common concerns about how the Veterans Administration is failing them.

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Jul 14, 2014 News Articles

Six months after federal regulators closed a Petaluma slaughterhouse and initiated a nationwide beef recall, two North Bay congressmen are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture for answers about the still-ongoing investigations.

Jan 3, 2014 Newsletters

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Oct 9, 2013 Newsletters
Estimados amigos,

Estoy orgulloso en anunciar que soy coautor de H.R. 15, Acta de Seguridad Fronteriza, Oportunidades Económicas, y Modernización Inmigratoria. HR 15 es la versión bicameral de la Cámara de Representantes del proyecto de ley para reforma inmigratoria que fue pasado en el Senado.

Oct 8, 2013 Newsletters
I am proud to announce that I co-authored H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. H.R. 15 is the House version of the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.