Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which includes sweeping changes to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in education, employment, housing, and other public accommodations. With the current patchwork of state laws, LGBTQ individuals in America still risk being fired, evicted, or denied service because of who they are.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that the Sonoma County Airport has received a $10 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin construction on a terminal expansion.
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) discussed the impacts of climate change on his district and methods to combat the crisis through the tax code, including increasing incentives for renewable energy sources.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, a bill that includes additional funding for areas hit by and still recovering from disasters, including the Fifth Congressional District. The bill includes two key provisions that assist the continued local recovery efforts.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019. This bill blocks Administration efforts to undermine protections in the Affordable Care Act for patients with pre-existing conditions.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Nalani Marlowe from Kelseyville High School in Lake County as the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition Grand Prize Winner.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This bill makes certain the United States meets the standards outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and requires the Administration to take further steps to meet pollution reduction goals.
Washington – Today Congressional Wine Caucus Co-Chair Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) will serve as the new co-chair for the caucus. A fellow grape grower, Newhouse will help lead the bicameral and bipartisan organization for the 116th Congress.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the passing of former California Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
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In April of 2017, Rep. Mike Thompson traveled to South Korea and Japan to meet with leaders to discuss the security of the region. During his trip, Thompson inspected the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South Korea and North Korea, discussed defenses with General Vincent K. Brooks, met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and attended numerous briefings related to national defense.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement on the new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on the impact of the Republican healthcare repeal on California.