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Oct 23, 2020 Press Release
Resource for impacted fire survivors, local communities

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released a Fire Recovery Guide to help Glass Fire survivors navigate the Federal and state resources available to help them recover. A statement from Thompson is below.

Oct 22, 2020 Press Release
Unlocks key assistance to help individuals and local governments recover from fire

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Individual and Public Assistance disaster relief for Napa and Sonoma Counties impacted by the Glass Fire. A statement from Thompson is below.

Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
Cost share increase to help Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will cover 100 percent of the cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures for the LNU Lightning Complex Fires. This is an increase from the usual 75 percent of cost share by the Federal government for declared disasters.

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release
Urges Senate leadership to consider the bill as soon as possible

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the updated Heroes Act, expansive legislation to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic and address the economic hardship that many working families and small businesses find themselves in as a result of the pandemic.

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release
Landmark legislation to boost national land conservation efforts

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the House passage of his bill, America’s Conservation Enhancement Act. This sweeping legislation establishes several new conservation programs and reauthorizes and increases many others.

Sep 29, 2020 Press Release
Bill to ensure access to tax relief for survivors of 2020 natural disasters

Washington – Today Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Mike Thompson (CA-05), along with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced the introduction of the Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020.

Sep 29, 2020 Press Release
Bill to help fire survivors while they rebuilds heads to the Senate

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) announced the House passage of Thompson’s bill, the Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies (PHONE) Act, bipartisan legislation to allow survivors of natural disasters who lost their homes to keep their phone numbers while they rebuild.

Sep 24, 2020 Press Release
Includes his amendments to establish a reliability standard and to expand use of renewable energy

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted in strong support of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This bill represents a major step forward in investing in long-term clean energy infrastructure and the job creation to go with it.

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release
Honored for her dedication to foster children often overlooked by the system

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced his nominee, Denice Solgat, has been chosen as the 2020 “Angel 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.

Sep 10, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan disaster bill ready for consideration on the House floor

Washington – Yesterday Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that the bipartisan PHONE Act was adopted by the full Energy and Commerce Committee and is ready for a vote on the floor by the full House of Representatives.