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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $222,179 Small Business Innovation Research grant for Riptide Bioscience, INC. Riptide Bioscience, INC. is based in Vallejo on Mare Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today issued the following statement on the violence in Israel and the Palestinian Territories:
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) introduced H.R. 5106, bipartisan legislation that would designate the United States Postal facility located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo as the “Philmore Graham Post Office Building.” Every member of the California Congressional Delegation has cosponsored Thompson’s bill.
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.
As mass shootings continue at an alarming rate, any helpful legislation is welcomed with open arms. On Capitol Hill, one such measure, proposed by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St.
Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, and three of his House colleagues from Northern California asked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Tuesday to tighten regulations on crude oil transportation by rail. The four urged the DOT to make crude shipments safer before those shipments dramatically expand in the state, as predicted.
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