Rep. Mike Thompson and Santa Rosa-based national nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence held a press conference Tuesday to highlight the recent launch of a pilot program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that offers service dog benefits to veterans with mental health diagnoses.
Thumbs up for a program that will place service dogs with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has covered veterinary bills for dogs assisting veterans who are blind or deaf since 2002.
Restoring salmon in the Russian River and protecting the North Coast from oil rigs — two long-standing campaigns with broad public support — are among the goals likely to be challenged if not stifled by the sharp right turn of Donald Trump’s administration, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers said.
Twelve new local United States citizens were honored Tuesday by the Napa County Board of Supervisors.
Rep. Mike Thompson awarded fellow Vietnam veteran Jeffrey Spratt of Yountville with the Bronze Star he had earned for his honorable service during the Vietnam War but had never received.
Rep. Mike Thompson announced that his office has recouped more than $1.6 million owed to residents of the Fifth Congressional District by federal agencies in 2016, including more than $300,000 for Napa County residents.
With the help of U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa), Contra Costa County residents this year have recovered more than $13,000 owed them by various federal agencies.
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) reported that his office has recouped more than $1.6 million owed to residents of the Fifth Congressional District by federal agencies in 2016, including money that was for Lake County residents.
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his office has recouped over $1.6 million owed to residents of the Fifth Congressional District by federal agencies in 2016, including over $23,700 for Lake County residents alone.
By the time Rep. Mike Thompson’s constituents turn to him for help, they’ve typically tried everything they can think of and failed to wrest money owned to them from the federal agencies that owe it. Nevertheless, in 2016 alone, Thompson’s office recovered nearly $2 million for people in his district — a good chunk of it in Solano County, the Democrat’s office staff said.