Press Releases

May 29, 2020 Press Release
Encourages all CA-05 pre-K through 8 students to join

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the beginning of his 2020 Summer Reading Challenge open to students through eighth grade who live in the Fifth Congressional District. A statement from Thompson is below.

May 29, 2020 Press Release
Funding awarded through the CARES Act

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Solano County Transit (SolTrans) announced a $2.6 million Federal Transit Administration grant to help with operation recovery and expand cleaning efforts on SolTrans route during the Coronavirus crisis.

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Legislation improves flexibility of Paycheck Protection Program

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. This bipartisan bill was introduced to improve the small business assistance programs launched in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and help get assistance to the businesses that need them the most. A statement from Thompson is below.

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May 15, 2020 Press Release
Legislation boosts state and local governments, invests in relief efforts to help working families

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act. This is the fifth Coronavirus relief bill passed by the House since March and includes critical provisions for which Thompson advocated to provide relief for state and local governments, food assistance and to help small businesses keep their lights on. A statement from Thompson is below.

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Sees support for expanding Federal assistance, cautious approach to reopening

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the results of his Coronavirus Relief Survey, polling constituents about their experience during the Coronavirus pandemic. This survey was conducted from May 1 through May 8 and results include answers from 4605 respondents.

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May 8, 2020 Press Release
Bill addresses economic crisis by providing fully refundable tax credit for critical business costs like rent and utilities

Washington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Rep.

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May 5, 2020 Press Release
Bill allows Feds to pay all costs to states to partner with restaurants and provide food to vulnerable populations

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02), Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in introducing the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act.

May 1, 2020 Press Release
Asks all CA05 residents to share their opinions

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has launched an online Coronavirus Relief Survey to allow constituents to share their thoughts on the current pandemic and what should be done to bring relief to our district. Launched in an easy-to-complete form on his site, this survey will be open to responses for the next week.

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Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
Cites important funding to help small businesses, hospitals

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, the fourth bill in a series of packages to provide health care resources and economic relief from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thompson released the following statement regarding his vote.

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
Write to treasury secretary asking for answers

Washington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) released a letter written to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for answers about continued delays of stimulus payments to millions of Americans.

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