Rep. Thompson Statement on Constituent Services and Legislation in 2017
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement about the services he provided to constituents and the legislation he sponsored in 2017:
“As a Member of Congress, serving you is at the very heart of the work I do every day. That’s not only by voting and working on your priorities, but by being your champion in the federal government. This includes helping you solve issues with a federal agency, assisting you in collecting money the government might owe you, or simply having an open dialogue about the issues you find most important.
“In 2017, I was so proud to be able to help 1,132 constituents navigate an issue they had with the federal government, securing a total of $652,746.87 worth of benefits or payments many were owed. I also had the pleasure of sending over 82,000 letters to constituents to discuss the priorities they care most about. And for those constituents who made a trip out to Washington, DC, I was able to secure them 430 Capitol tours and 181 White House tours. The ability to directly assist constituents like this is one of the highest privileges and joys of my job.
“I was also proud to introduce 20 bills and cosponsor 250 other bills and resolutions to advance the priorities of our community. These bills help strengthen our healthcare systems, protect our environment, deliver relief to fire survivors, help reduce gun violence, and much more. These also included several pieces of legislation that were signed into law, including the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act which gives veterans exposed to toxic substances access to the answers and care they deserve.
“As we enter the new year, I want to remind all of those living in California’s 5th Congressional District about the services my office provides directly to constituents. A detailed list of those services can be found here. I am here to listen to you and ensure that your government works for you.”