Open to CA-05 middle and high school students
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in California’s Fifth Congressional District. The challenge is open to middle and high school-aged students who either live or attend school in the district.
Process for 2019 class now underway
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications from residents from his district ages 17-23 who would like to attend one of our nation’s four military service academies that require a nomination.
Denounces underlying Tax 2.0 bill
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republicans on the House Committee on Ways and Means for unanimously rejecting his amendment to provide targeted tax relief for victims of natural disasters. The amendment was offered to H.R. 6760, the second iteration of Republican-led tax cut bill, during a markup in the committee.
Includes individual assistance available to survivors
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.
DOD program would provide important engineering support
Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) has approved an application by the City of Vallejo to begin planning initial repairs to the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, including repairing or replacing fencing, installing a flagpole, and repairing the damaged drainage system.
Awarded locales include Sonoma County and the City of Napa
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and part of the City of Napa.
Cite catastrophic scope of Mendocino Complex, Steele fires
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep.
Cite extreme danger of 3-D-printed guns to the public
Washington – Today Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Vice Chairs Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), Rep. David Price (NC-04), Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-04), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-08), Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Rep.
Legislation helps provide economic development opportunity
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation providing a plan to restore land on Mare Island that the U.S. Navy previously used as a firing range passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Call on President to denounce Putin, support intelligence community
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a Vietnam combat veteran, joined other military veteran members of Congress, including Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) in denouncing the President’s rhetoric at a summit with Putin in Helsinki.
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