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Thompson Highlights Health Impacts of Climate Change and Green Tax Code Opportunities

May 15, 2019
Press Release
Committee examines depth of climate change crisis

Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) discussed the impacts of climate change on his district and methods to combat the crisis through the tax code, including increasing incentives for renewable energy sources.

“Climate change is real and the consequences are impacting our district. All of the expert witnesses in today’s hearing – Democrats and Republicans – agreed that this crisis is real and worsening. From the more devastating fires, to more frequent flooding, our communities face increased health and economic effects,” said Thompson. “There are steps we must take and take right now to address this, including using our tax code to incentivize the adoption of green, renewable energy technology. I discussed the importance of ‘greening’ our tax code in today’s hearing and will continue to fight as Chair of the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee to ensure we harness this important tool in our toolbox to tackle the threat of climate change.”

You can click here to watch Thompson’s remarks and questioning during today’s Hearing on The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change.


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 Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.