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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

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Mar 1, 2017 News Articles

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa) wants the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop wearing the word “police” on their jackets and vests when they are undertaking enforment operations.

He has been joined by 41 other lawmakers in calling for the change. Thompson represents parts of Martinez in the House.

Feb 28, 2017 News Articles

House Democrats are pushing back against GOP attempts to loosen the nation’s gun laws.

Republican proposals to allow law-abiding gun owners to carry their firearms out of state and allow hunters to use sound suppressors are “terribly alarming,” Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) said Tuesday at a press conference.

Feb 28, 2017 News Articles

California Democrats chose their guests for President Trump's speech to make pointed criticisms of the new administration's policies. Among those sitting in the House gallery as the speech began were immigrants in the country without authorization, people who benefited from President Obama’s healthcare overhaul and refugees affected by Trump's travel ban.

Feb 28, 2017 News Articles

Sonoma County’s two members of Congress said President Donald Trump made expansive promises and talked about spending trillions of taxpayer dollars in a speech Tuesday night that was short on explaining how any of it will be done.

Feb 28, 2017 News Articles

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson on Tuesday denounced “rising anti-Semitism sentiments, exemplified by multiple bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and schools as well as vandalism in Jewish cemeteries,” and called for swift, decisive action to quell it.

Some local Jewish community members expressed gratitude for the concern as well as hope that these issues won’t worsen.

Feb 25, 2017 News Articles

Sonoma Valley Federal Congressman Mike Thompson held a public meeting on health care Saturday, February 25 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. No meeting was planned for Sonoma Valley. Sonoma Valley residents had to drive to Santa Rosa to attend to this local government business.

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Feb 25, 2017 News Articles

A capacity crowd of at least 1,000 people turned out Saturday morning in Santa Rosa at a town hall meeting organized by Democratic lawmakers to lend support to state and federal efforts to defend health care coverage received by millions of people under the Affordable Care Act.

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Feb 19, 2017 News Articles

The Affordable Care Act drew cheers and applause at Democrat-led town halls held Saturday morning in San Francisco, Oakland and Martinez.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had urged her colleagues headed home for the week-long Congressional recess to hold local events and build on the momentum from the Jan. 21 Women’s March.

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Feb 3, 2017 News Articles

WASHINGTON —The House of Representatives approved its first effort of the new Congress to roll back gun regulations, voting to overturn a rule that would bar gun ownership by some who have been deemed mentally impaired by the Social Security Administration.

Feb 3, 2017 News Articles

A resolution overwhelmingly approved by House Republicans will weaken federal gun control laws aimed at preventing mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, Rep. Mike Thompson said Friday.