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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson Announces 200 Democrats and Republicans Co-Sponsor his Bipartisan Background Checks Bill

Mar 1, 2018
Press Release
Bill would strengthen and improve background checks system

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he now has 200 co-sponsors from both parties for his bipartisan Thompson-King Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, a bill that would give states resources to help them submit information to the background checks system. The bill would also expand the system to cover all commercial firearm sales, closing gun show, internet, and classified ad loopholes.

“It is clear that members of both parties and the President himself agree – we need a strengthened background checks system to help keep our nation safe. That’s why I am pleased to announce a record number of supporters, Democrats and Republicans, for my bipartisan bill to expand the system,” said Thompson. “This support marks the overwhelming public support for strengthening background checks and the urgent need to take action immediately. Let’s hold a vote now and act to help prevent gun violence.”

Republican co-sponsors include Representatives Costello, Curbelo, Fitzpatrick, King, Lance, Meehan, Dent, Donovan, Mast, Ros-Lehtinen, and Smith.

Democratic co-sponsors include Representatives Adams, Aguilar, Barragan, Bass, Beatty, Bera, Beyer, Blumenauer, Blunt Rochester, Bonamici, Bordallo, Boyle, Brady, Brown, Brownley, Bustos, Butterfield, Capuano, Carbajal, Cardenas, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Castro, Chu, Cicilline, Clark , Clarke, Clay, Clyburn, Cohen, Connolly, Cooper, Correa, Costa, Courtney, Crist, Crowley, Cummings, Danny Davis, Susan Davis, DeFazio, DeGette, Delaney, DeLauro, DelBene, Demings, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Dingell, Doggett, Doyle, Ellison, Engel, Eshoo, Espaillat, Esty, Evans, Foster, Frankel, Fudge, Gabbard, Gallego, Garamendi, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gottheimer, Green, Grijalva, Gutierrez, Hanabusa, Hastings, Heck, Higgins, Himes, Hoyer, Huffman, Jackson Lee, Jayapal, Jeffries, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Jr., Kaptur, Keating, Kelly, Kennedy, Khanna, Kihuen , Kildee, Kilmer, Krishnamoorthi, Kuster, Langevin, Larsen, Larson, Lawrence, Lawson , Lee, Levin, Lewis, Lieu, Lipinski, Loebsack, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Lowey, Lujan, Lujan Grisham, Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Sean Patrick Maloney, Matsui, McCollum, McEachin, McGovern, McNerney, Meeks, Meng, Moore, Moulton, Murphy, Nadler, Napolitano, Neal, Nolan, Norcross, Norton, O'Halleran, O'Rourke, Pallone, Panetta, Pascrell, Payne, Pelosi, Peters, Perlmutter, Pingree, Plaskett, Pocan, Polis, Price, Quigley, Raskin, Rice, Richmond, Rosen, Roybal-Allard, Ruiz, Ruppersberger, Rush, Tim Ryan, Sanchez, Sarbanes, Schakowsky, Schiff, Schneider, Schrader, Bobby Scott, David Scott, Serrano, Shea-Porter, Sherman, Sires, Slaughter, Smith, Soto, Speier, Suozzi, Swalwell, Takano, Bennie Thompson, Titus, Tonko, Torres, Tsongas, Vargas, Veasey, Vela, Velazquez, Visclosky, Walz, Wasserman Shultz, Waters, Watson Coleman, Welch, Wilson, and Yarmuth.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.