Press Releases

Dec 2, 2021 Press Release
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.

Nov 29, 2021 Press Release
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.

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release
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.

Nov 18, 2021 Press Release
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.

Nov 5, 2021 Press Release
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.

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Oct 28, 2021 Press Release
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.

Oct 26, 2021 Press Release
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.

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Sep 30, 2021 Press Release
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.

Sep 21, 2021 Press Release
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.