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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson's Amendment Directing Navy to Mitigate Wetlands on Mare Island Passes the House

Jul 26, 2018
Press Release
Legislation helps provide economic development opportunity

Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation providing a plan to restore land on Mare Island that the U.S. Navy previously used as a firing range passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Thompson’s legislation requires the Navy to fill depressions left in the earth and provide for environmental mitigation, offering a chance for the area to be open for further economic development for the city of Vallejo.

“For too long, the former Mare Island firing range was a blight on our region, standing in the way of further economic success. This legislation provides a path forward, requiring the Navy to take action that both offers a successful transfer to the city and mitigates environmental concerns,” said Thompson. “This is a huge win for the city of Vallejo and our entire region, allowing for further economic success on Mare Island. Thank you to all the local leaders and city officials who stuck with this to ensure the success of this legislation.”

You can click here to read Thompson’s amendment.

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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 Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.