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Thompson Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

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.

“One of my greatest honors in Congress has been serving on the Ways and Means Committee with this civil rights icon who put his own well-being at risk to fight for freedom for all Americans.  We must all carry on his legacy of engaging in “Good Trouble” when we witness injustice and continue the fight for equality for all.

“His family, loved ones and his staff are in Janet and my prayers as we collectively mourn this tremendous loss to our nation.”


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 Select Revenue Measures. 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.