Press Releases

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release
Legislation offers comprehensive disaster relief through the tax code

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, announced the introduction of the Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2021. This bill uses the tax code to offer relief to survivors of natural disasters and includes several pieces of disaster relief legislation he has previously introduced.

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release
Calls on Senate to hold a vote as soon as possible

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 256, a bill to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Thompson is a combat veteran and Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus. He also voted against the original Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution in October 2002.

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Jun 16, 2021 Press Release
Commemorates moment when final slaves were freed in Texas

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after voting to pass S. 475, Juneteenth National Independence Day, a bill to designate June 19th as a Federal holiday.

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release
Applaud efforts to preserve wetlands and promote conservation

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced a resolution recognizing the significance of the California Waterfowl Association as the organization marks its 75th anniversary.

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release
Applauds progress towards resolution of the Boeing-Airbus trade dispute

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair and Founder of the Congressional Wine Caucus, released the following statement thanking the Biden Administration for making significant progress in resolving the long-standing Boeing-Airbus trade dispute.

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Jun 14, 2021 Press Release
Tax credit secured as part of American Rescue Plan

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that a tax credit to help local small businesses cover the cost of providing sick and family leave has been extended through September. This tax credit, created by the American Rescue Plan, allows workers to care for sick family members, take time off if they are sick and use paid leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Jun 12, 2021 Press Release
Honors the memory of those killed, vows action to prevent gun violence

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people.

Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
Students chosen for their exceptional aptitude, work in the community

Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that five local students have been nominated and accepted offers to our nation’s military service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation Prep School.

Jun 7, 2021 Press Release
Funding request clears important hurdle before committee markup

Contra Costa County – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $742,000 for the San Pablo Avenue Rehabilitation project in the City of Pinole was included in the infrastructure package that will be marked up later this week by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This is an important step before a vote on the House floor.

Jun 7, 2021 Press Release
Funding request clears important hurdle before committee markup

Solano – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $4 million to support infrastructure investments along State Route 37 and Fairgrounds Drive in Solano County was included in the infrastructure package that will be marked up later this week by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.