Extension granted to those seeking aid with housing after October fires
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted an extension for the Direct Temporary Housing Program which provides affordable housing for home owners and renters who had their homes destroyed in the October 2017 fires.
High school students urged to submit artwork
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition, open to high school students. This annual competition showcases the artistic talents and ability of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
Award commemorates sacrifice of servicemembers in Korean War
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced plans to help Korean War veterans in Napa and Lake Counties receive a medal for their service and encouraged those former service members to contact his office.
Acknowledges roots of national movement in Sonoma County
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he has introduced his bipartisan National Women’s History Month Resolution. Thompson’s legislation honors women’s history and the work of so many to uncover forgotten women’s heritage.
Bipartisan legislation acknowledges importance of hearing health
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. David McKinley (WV-01) announced they have introduced bipartisan legislation that would designate March 3 as World Hearing Day, recognizing the importance of strong hearing health and raising awareness about how to prevent deafness and promote hearing and ear care across the world.
House passes Thompson's gun violence prevention legislation
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the House passage of H.R. 8, his Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. This legislation expands background checks to cover all sales and represents the first major House vote on gun violence prevention legislation in 25 years.
Sportsman legislation includes critical conservation provisions
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he has reintroduced the Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen Act or ACCESS Act, a resource protection package that includes key conservation legislation.
Bipartisan Background Checks Act to get a vote next week
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, will be considered for a vote next week. This historic vote represents the first major action on gun violence in more than two decades. Thompson released the following statement regarding this announcement.
Bill allows residents in disaster-impacted areas to keep phone number during rebuilding process
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19) announced they have reintroduced the PHONE Act, bipartisan legislation that allows residents who lost their homes to natural disasters to retain their phone numbers at no cost to them during the rebuilding process.
Calls so-called crisis an unconstitutional overreach
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) denounced the President’s decision to declare a national emergency and redirect funds from military and law enforcement activities in order to build his wall on our southern border, a signature campaign promise.
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