Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in California’s Fifth Congressional District. The challenge is open to middle and high school-aged students who either live or attend school in the district.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications from residents from his district ages 17-23 who would like to attend one of our nation’s four military service academies that require a nomination.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republicans on the House Committee on Ways and Means for unanimously rejecting his amendment to provide targeted tax relief for victims of natural disasters. The amendment was offered to H.R. 6760, the second iteration of Republican-led tax cut bill, during a markup in the committee.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.
Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) has approved an application by the City of Vallejo to begin planning initial repairs to the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, including repairing or replacing fencing, installing a flagpole, and repairing the damaged drainage system.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and part of the City of Napa.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep.
Washington – Today Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Vice Chairs Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), Rep. David Price (NC-04), Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-04), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-08), Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Rep.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation providing a plan to restore land on Mare Island that the U.S. Navy previously used as a firing range passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a Vietnam combat veteran, joined other military veteran members of Congress, including Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) in denouncing the President’s rhetoric at a summit with Putin in Helsinki.
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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.