Press Releases

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
Calls it a critical compromise to boost health and economic relief

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, lauded the House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the third Coronavirus response package. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature. A statement from Thompson is below.

Mar 25, 2020 Press Release
Notes he will study final text once released

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement on the third Coronavirus relief package, the outline of which was unveiled early this morning.

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Mar 22, 2020 Press Release
Wrote to Administration asking for assistance, calls declaration an important first step

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the President’s decision to declare a major disaster in California due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This declaration unlocks emergency protective measures, such as medical equipment, to help the state combat the spread of the pandemic and support people who have already been hit financially.

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Mar 17, 2020 Press Release
Will help more people connect with doctors, cut down on Coronavirus spread

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, announced that the Administration has put out guidance to expand the use of telehealth as authorized by Thompson’s legislation included in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed the House earlier this month.

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Mar 15, 2020 Press Release
Urges all Californians to take these restrictions seriously

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) reacted to restrictions put out by California Governor Gavin Newsom aimed at slowing the spread of Coronavirus and keeping people safe from the pandemic. A statement from Thompson is below.

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Mar 14, 2020 Press Release
Bill boosts government response to virus, offers safety net for families impacted by pandemic

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This bill addresses the health and financial effects of the spreading Coronavirus on families in America. A statement from Thompson is below.

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release
Bill would help address cancellations due to coronavirus

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced they have introduced legislation to require cruise lines to reimburse passengers whose trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release
196 Members voice support for background checks funding

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that a record 196 Members of Congress have signed his letter to Appropriators requesting $100 million to fund the National Instant Background Checks System (NICS). Funding will allow states to update their databases and improve communication between states and the NICS system.

Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan disaster relief bill lets survivors keep phone numbers

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) announced that Thompson’s bipartisan PHONE Act has been referred by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to the full committee for consideration, the final step before a vote on the House floor. H.R.

Mar 4, 2020 Press Release
Bill provides $8.3 million to combat Coronavirus

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The package included Thompson’s legislation to waive existing telehealth restrictions during the Coronavirus public health emergency.

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