Press Releases

Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
Bill recognizes the importance of hearing health

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution designating March 3 as World Hearing Day. This resolution recognizes the importance of hearing to overall health and promotes awareness about preventing deafness and promoting hearing and ear care.

Mar 2, 2021 Press Release
Bill would implement universal background checks, close loopholes

Washington – Today House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), along with original cosponsors House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lucy McBath (D-GA), announced the introduction of the

Feb 27, 2021 Press Release
Legislation provides urgently needed COVID relief for district, nation

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan, the sweeping health and economic relief plan offered by President Biden. The bill provides about $1.9 trillion in relief to help address both the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19. A statement from Thompson is below.

Feb 25, 2021 Press Release
Bill would guarantee equal protections for LGBTQ individuals

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, landmark legislation to ensure LGBTQ people are not discriminated against in education, housing, employment and other public accommodations.

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Feb 16, 2021 Press Release
Federal funding would support local public health and economic response to Coronavirus

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led a Virtual Press Conference with local leaders from across California’s Fifth Congressional District to highlight the importance of the $350 billion in state and local funding that was included in the American Rescue Plan.

Feb 11, 2021 Press Release
Legislation moves through the House Ways and Means Committee

Washington – Today Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to advance certain measures of the American Rescue Plan through the Ways and Means Committee.

Feb 10, 2021 Press Release
Highlights new vice chair, diversity in membership

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the leadership slate of the Task Force for the 117th Congress, including a new Vice Chair Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08). Full leadership of the Task Force is included below. 

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release
Cites importance of payments for people in high cost of living areas

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) thanked the President and House leadership for maintaining the income thresholds for those who qualify for the next round of Economic Impact Payments.

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release
Resolution honors burn victims, caregivers and first responders

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced the introduction of a resolution recognizing National Burn Awareness Week from February 7, 2021 to February 13, 2021.

Feb 5, 2021 Press Release
Comprehensive legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using the tax code

Washington – Today, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Mike Thompson (CA-05) and the entire Democratic membership of the Committee announced the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.