Press Releases

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan bill to protect and preserve public lands

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill he coauthored and voted to pass that makes significant investments in the conservation of public lands, including fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Jul 20, 2020 Press Release
Will help repair and maintain historic cemetery

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation to transfer control of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery to the Department of Veterans Affairs was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision allows for the cemetery to be properly repaired and maintained as the final resting place for hundreds of our nation’s heroes.

Jul 18, 2020 Press Release

Napa – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:

“Today our country lost a great American and magnificent man, John Lewis.

Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
Ask that future payments not be arbitrarily limited

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led 16 Members of the California delegation in a letter to Congressional leaders asking that any stimulus payments included in the upcoming Coronavirus relief package not be restricted to Americans earning less than $40,000.

Jul 16, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan bill to expand use of telehealth beyond health crisis

Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06), and caucus member Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), announced the introduction of the Protecting Access to Post-Covid-19 Telehealth Act.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Comprehensive transportation package includes Thompson’s green energy legislation

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which is the House’s signature comprehensive transportation and infrastructure package. The legislation includes two of Thompson’s bills, the GREEN Act and the Catastrophe Loss Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act. A statement from Thompson is below.

Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
Bill allows interruption insurance claims to be honored during shutdowns such as those due to Coronavirus

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has introduced H.R. 7412, the Business Interruption Relief Act of 2020. This bill will help sort through the confusion facing many businesses that closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic by creating a voluntary program that would reimburse insurers who voluntarily pay out business interruption claims.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
Bill expands ACA, protects patients with pre-existing conditions

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This bill works to enhance the progress made by the Affordable Care Act, including strengthening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
Landmark legislation to combat structural racism in policing

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) marked the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to combat structural racism and discrimination in policing. Thompson released the following statement after voting to pass the bill.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
Comprehensive approach to tackling climate change using the tax code

Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 47 Members of Congress announced the introduction of Thompson’s Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.