Highlight potential negative impact on American wineries, local economy
Washington – Today Congressional Wine Caucus Co-Chair Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 106 bipartisan Members of the caucus wrote to United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer asking him to refrain from including wine in potential retaliatory tariffs in response to the European Union’s illegal Airbus subsidies.
Tell FEMA that needs of 2017 and 2018 fires should be prioritized
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and 38 Members of Congress from both parties wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking it to drop its claim to funding in the settlement fund set up for survivors of the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires.
Sends message that Administration must de-escalate tensions in Iran
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a combat veteran and former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, voted to pass H. Con. Res. 83, a War Powers Resolution designated to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran. The legislation passed on a bipartisan vote.
Bill has been blocked by McConnell for nearly a year
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) marked one year since the introduction of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was introduced eight years to the day after then Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her staff and her constituents were shot at a community event in her district.
Voices strong support as member of Working Group negotiating team
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the eight-person United States Mexico Canada Working Group, voted to pass legislation to implement the improved USMCA trade agreement. Thompson released the following statement after the vote.
Legislation addresses double taxation, provides tax relief
Washington – Today Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) hailed the passage of his legislation H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for State and Localities Act.
Offers tax relief for state-based grants offered for disaster mitigation efforts
Supports efforts centered around abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, voted for the two articles of impeachment offered by the House Committee on the Judiciary after weeks of an impeachment inquiry conducted by the Intelligence Committee.
Winners selected by local tech experts
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Kai Rush and Benji Ryuijin have been selected as the 2019 App Challenge winners for the Fifth Congressional District for their app Space Trace. Kai and Benji are seniors at Benicia High School and competed against more than a dozen other app designers in this year’s challenge.
Thompson, Task Force have long fought for these priorities
Washington – Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded House and Senate negotiators for including in the spending deal $25 million for research into our nation’s gun violence epidemic and $78 million in federal funding for the National Instant Background Checks System (NICS).
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