Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced an amendment at the Committee on Ways and Means to allow states to keep their existing healthcare system rather than repeal it. It would provide states the option to retain their existing marketplaces, benefit protections, and cost sharing and premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement about the President’s executive order banning Muslims and refugees from entering the United States:
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring March as Women’s History Month—the origins of which are rooted in California’s Fifth Congressional District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington – Tonight, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the President’s address to a Joint Session of Congress: