Landmark LGBTQ and gender rights bill heads to Senate
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.
Bill works to bring cheaper generics to market more quickly
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.
Grant to be used to accommodate growing air service need
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.
Committee examines depth of climate change crisis
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.
Legislation boosts local recovery and rebuilding efforts
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.
Bill reverses Administration efforts to weaken those protections
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.
Her artwork to hang in U.S. Capitol for one year
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.
Bill ensures U.S. stays in Paris Climate Agreement
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.
Bipartisan caucus to be led by two wine grape growers
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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