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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Sep 19, 2018 Press Release
Process for 2019 class now underway

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications from residents from his district ages 17-23 who would like to attend one of our nation’s four military service academies that require a nomination.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
Denounces underlying Tax 2.0 bill

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republicans on the House Committee on Ways and Means for unanimously rejecting his amendment to provide targeted tax relief for victims of natural disasters. The amendment was offered to H.R. 6760, the second iteration of Republican-led tax cut bill, during a markup in the committee.

Aug 17, 2018 Press Release
Includes individual assistance available to survivors

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.

Aug 16, 2018 Press Release
DOD program would provide important engineering support

Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) has approved an application by the City of Vallejo to begin planning initial repairs to the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, including repairing or replacing fencing, installing a flagpole, and repairing the damaged drainage system.

Aug 14, 2018 Press Release
Awarded locales include Sonoma County and the City of Napa

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and part of the City of Napa.

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
Cite catastrophic scope of Mendocino Complex, Steele fires

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Cite extreme danger of 3-D-printed guns to the public

Washington – Today Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Vice Chairs Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), Rep. David Price (NC-04), Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-04), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-08), Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Rep.

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.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
Call on President to denounce Putin, support intelligence community

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a Vietnam combat veteran, joined other military veteran members of Congress, including Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) in denouncing the President’s rhetoric at a summit with Putin in Helsinki.

Jul 12, 2018 Press Release
Bills marked up in committee don't address long-term impacts of sabotage

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republican efforts in a House Ways and Means Committee markup to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by repealing the employer mandate, undermining access to care for patients with pre-existing conditions, and ignoring the long-term impact of Administration-led sabotage of our health care system.