Press Releases

Aug 13, 2021 Press Release
Encourages high school students across district to apply

Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications for his 2021 Student Leadership Council. This council allows local high school students to get a firsthand look at how government works and collaborate on projects that build their leadership skills.

Aug 12, 2021 Press Release
Marks critical step in restoration of historic cemetery

Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration will formally begin the process of transferring the Mare Island Naval Cemetery from the City of Vallejo. This marks the start of important work to restore and maintain the cemetery.

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Aug 10, 2021 Press Release
Invites students to compete in district-wide app design competition

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2021 Congressional App Competition, open to all middle and high school-aged students in the Fifth Congressional District. The challenge invites students to design an app in an effort to increase awareness and participation in science, math, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and computer science education.

Aug 5, 2021 Press Release
Money would assist with wildland fire management

Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that an additional$2.45 billion for fire suppression efforts was included in the recently-passed government funding bill. A statement from Thompson is below.

Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
Funding to help local priorities like boosting health care and transportation

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a government funding bill that included money for crucial local priorities identified by leaders from across California’s Fifth Congressional District and requested by Thompson. These priorities boost local health care efforts, transportation and infrastructure investments and environmental upgrades.

Jul 28, 2021 Press Release
Bill would help fix damage done to refuge systems

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act. This legislation grants authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect civil damages to repair and restored damaged wildlife refuges.

Jul 27, 2021 Press Release
Bill clears the Agriculture Committee, heads to the House floor

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the House Agriculture Committee has advanced his bipartisan WHIP+ Reauthorization Act. This legislation would reactivate the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for all 2020 and 2021 natural disasters.

Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
Funding would help tribal areas impacted by power shutoffs

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that $19 million he requested for Tribal Health Programs in California to purchase power generators was included in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies’ Fiscal Year 2022 spending legislation.

Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation provides assistance to survivors of disaster rebuilding their homes

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the passage of the bipartisan PHONE Act, his legislation that allows survivors of natural disasters who lost their homes to keep their phone numbers at no cost to them while they rebuild.

Jul 19, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would boost federal share for 2020 disasters

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation, the Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share Act, was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Funding Bill. Thompson’s legislation would boost the Federal cost share from 75 to 90 percent for any federally declared disasters in 2020.