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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

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Jun 30, 2016 News Articles

YOUNTVILLE — Amends were offered Tuesday for the rough treatment that many Vietnam veterans received when they came home from war.

“I remember coming back and getting spit on,” said Gary McConnell, 73. “I couldn’t wait to get out of my uniform.”

Jun 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) introduced the Earthquake Mitigation Tax Incentive Act (H.R. 5610) with Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax free at the state level.

Jun 29, 2016 News Articles

Watching the Democrats’ sit-in on the House floor last week filled Mandy Pifer with pride — and the conviction that Congress will act on tougher gun violence laws.

Jun 29, 2016 News Articles

Fresh from last week’s sit-in on the floor of Congress, seven U.S. representatives brought their call for new gun control laws on Wednesday to the front door of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, which treats many victims of gun violence.

“No more moments of silence,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said. “No more silence.”

Jun 29, 2016 News Articles

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Building on a sit-in staged by House Democrats in the nation’s capitol last week, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and members of the Bay Area congressional delegation on Wednesday gathered in San Francisco to call for House Republicans to allow a vote on gun control bills.

Jun 29, 2016 News Articles

SAN FRANCISCO >> Less than a week after Democrats ended their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control laws, government officials once again rallied together Wednesday to protest Republican inaction.

Jun 29, 2016 News Articles

Arnulfo Solorio believes that learning English helped advance his farmworker career, and his dream of seeing fellow farmworkers achieve the same is being realized through the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, which held its first farmworker recognition and donor appreciation luncheon Tuesday.

Jun 28, 2016 News Articles

A week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in on the House floor, they're taking their message to the people and holding dozens of events Wednesday throughout the country as part of a national day of action against gun violence.   

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release

Martinez, CA – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) visited the Martinez Early Childhood Center on Monday present a check totaling $4.5 million of federal grant money to support Head Start services throughout Contra Costa County.

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