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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
Bill would help mitigate risk in light of public safety power shutoffs

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Members of the Bay Area Delegation – Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Rep.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation conserves critical habitats

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that their bill H.R. 925, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) has passed the House and is ready for consideration in the Senate. This bipartisan bill authorizes $60 million each year for habitat restoration and conservation projects nation-wide.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation would help prevent gun violence

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 132 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to hold a vote on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Bill expands and creates new renewable energy tax incentives

Washington – Today House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Committee Democrats released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.

Nov 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after a shooting in Fresno, California at a family event that killed four and injured at least six others.

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release
Honored for their work serving foster youth

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his nominees, Shelby Means and Chad DeLaca, have been selected as the 2019 “Angels in Adoption” for California’s Fifth Congressional District. This award is granted to people across the country who make lasting differences in promoting adoption, permanency, and child welfare.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release
Resolution marks next step in inquiry process

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.Res. 660, a resolution codifying the ongoing impeachment inquiry and outlining the next steps toward public hearings and further transparency. Thompson released the following statement after the vote, which passed 232 to 196.

Oct 30, 2019 Press Release
CONNECT Act works to expand access to telehealth services

Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with fellow Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Rep David Schweikert (AZ-06), announced the introduction of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act.

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Oct 2, 2019 Press Release
Funding to assist with staffing increases for region

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority (SVFRA) Chief Stephen Akre announced a $3,382,458 Federal grant has been awarded to SVFRA through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER program.