08/10/2011: KSRO Interview on the S&P Downgrade and New Congressional "Super-Committee"
Rep. Thompson talks to David Wesley Page and the folks at KSRO about the S&P's recent downgrade of America's creditworthiness; the role of the new super-committee charged with reducing the debt; and the ongoing importance of job creation.
07/29/2011: Southern California Public Radio Interview on E-Waste
Rep. Thompson and Patt Morrison discuss the important of responsible electronics recycling on KPCC 89.3. They also discuss the Congressman's recent introduction of the bipartisan Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, which would provide the U.S. with a much-needed regulatory framework to monitor the export of used electronics.
06/22/2011: KSRO Interview on War Powers Act, Libya, and Afghanistan
Congressman Thompson talks to David Wesley Page and the folks at KSRO radio about whether the Obama Administration is in violation of the War Powers Act after failing to seek congressional consent for U.S. military action in Libya. They also discuss the president’s decision to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by end of 2012.
06/09/2011: KHSU Interview on Efforts to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling
Congressman Thompson talks to Pete Nichols and the folks at KHSU's "Econews Report" about efforts to expand offshore oil drilling off the coast of California.
06/08/2011: Mornings in Sonoma Interview on Health Care Champion Award
Rep. Thompson is awarded the “Health Care Champion” award by the California Hospital Association for his work on health care issues. (Please note: the interview begins at the 30:00 minute mark).
06/01/2011: KSRO Interview on Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Senior Issues
Rep. Thompson discusses his upcoming telephone town hall meeting on senior issues, including the Ryan budget plan’s impact on Medicare, the future of Social Security, and health care reform.
06/01/2011: Telephone Town Hall on Senior Issues
Congressman Thompson hosts a telephone town hall on senior issues, including the impact of the Ryan budget plan on Medicare, the future of Social Security, and health care reform.
05/28/2011: KZYX Segment on the Community Forestry Conservation Act
KZYX radio discusses Rep. Thompson’s bill to enable non-profit conservation organizations to use bonds to purchase private, working forests for long-term environmental and economic sustainability management.
05/26/2011: KZYX Segment on the Conservation Easement Incentive Act
KZYX radio discusses Rep. Thompson’s bill to provide family farmers, ranchers, and other moderate-income landowners with a permanent incentive to donate development rights to their land.
05/19/2011: KHSU Interview on Transportation Tour with Secretary LaHood
Rep. Thompson recaps his recent infrastructure tour with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
05/18/2011: KSRO Interview on Transportation Tour with Secretary LaHood
Rep. Thompson discuses his local infrastructure tour with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
05/17/2011: KSRO Interview on the Debt Ceiling Debate
Rep. Thompson explains why failing to raise the debt limit would cause serious harm to the U.S. economy.
05/12/2011: KMUD Interview on Offshore Oil Drilling
Rep. Thompson discusses his amendment to H.R. 1231, “Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act,” which would prevent oil drilling off California’s North Coast.
05/04/2011: KCBS Radio Interview on the Death of Osama bin Laden
Rep. Thompson discusses the global impact of bin Laden’s death, as well as Pakistan’s ongoing role in the War on Terror.
04/28/2011: KMUD Interview on Farms and Salmon Summit
Rep. Thompson talks about the outcome of the recent Farms & Salmon Summit in Antioch, which brought attention to the challenges facing Delta-dependent farming and fishing communities.
04/11/2011: KSRO Interview on Short-Term Budget Agreement
Rep. Thompson reiterates need to avoid a government shutdown and calls for a fiscally responsible long-term spending agreement.
04/06/2011: KSRO Interview on Budget Showdown, Libya
Rep. Thompson talks about ongoing efforts to avert a government shutdown and the crisis in Libya.
03/19/2011: KMUD Interview on Humboldt Debt Town Hall Meeting
Rep. Thompson discusses potential potential solutions to our country’s growing debt, including proposals from the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Commission.
02/18/2011: KQED Interview on H.R. 1's Impact on California Water Resources
Rep. Thompson condemns reckless language in the Republican Continuing Resolution that would defund the federal regulations protecting salmon.
02/17/2011: KMUD Interview on Republican Continuing Resolution
Rep. Thompson discusses the impact of the CR's proposed spending cuts on California's First Congressional District.