Rejected unanimous consent request by Senator Murphy
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a unanimous consent request by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.
Spring semester deadline on December 6
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now taking applications for interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2022 semester. Potential interns from California’s Fifth Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply.
Social spending bill is paid for responsibly
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, historic legislation that invests in families, workers, the economy and tackling climate change.
Will work with Administration to combat gun violence
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Vallejo Chief of Police Shawny K. Williams announced that the Vallejo Police Department has been added to the White House Domestic Policy Council’s Community Violence Intervention Collaborative.
Legislation invests $1.2 trillion in infrastructure nation-wide
Bipartisan bill invests billions in infrastructure
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan legislation to invest $550 billion in new infrastructure spending. A statement from Thompson is below.
Highlights inclusion of his signature bill to address climate change
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement applauding the updated Build Back Better Framework after attending a meeting with President Biden on Capitol Hill. The Framework includes Thompson’s GREEN Act, historic legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.
Bill to strengthen and expand Social Security program
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he coauthored the just-introduced Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust Act. This legislation expands on the previous versions of the Social Security 2100 Act to better strengthen and protect the Social Security program.
President expected to sign bill into law today
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 5305, a critical government funding bill that includes his bill to reauthorize and fund the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for 2020 and 2021 natural disasters.
Cite dangerous precedent that could be set if overturned
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Vice Chair Kathleen Rice (NY-04) submitted an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in support of New York’s “proper cause” concealed carry law, the New York state law that passed over 100 years ago in 1911 which established the standard for acquiring a concealed carry permit.
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