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Aug 25, 2020 Press Release
Ensures federal government covers 90 percent of costs for disasters

Napa, CA - U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5), Doug LaMalfa (CA-1), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced today that they and 15 Members have introduced the Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share Act of 2020.

Aug 23, 2020 Press Release

Napa, CA - Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released a fire recovery guide to help those affected by the LNU Lightning Complex fires find and apply for the resources available to them to help them recover.

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release
Bill prevents changes to USPS mail delivery during COVID-19

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Delivering for America Act, legislation to address sabotage of the United States Postal Service by prohibiting operational or service changes during the Coronavirus crisis. The bill also includes $25 billion to help shore up postal operations. Thompson released the following statement after the vote.

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release
Includes support for state and local communities to further recovery efforts from LNU Lightning Complex

Napa, CA - U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approval Individual Assistance and Public Assistance disaster relief for Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties:

Aug 21, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and 26 other Republicans and Democrats in the California delegation, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) wrote to the President asking him to immediately grant California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have hit Lake, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties over the last week.
Aug 14, 2020 Press Release
Open to high school students across the district

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he is now accepting applications for his 2020 Student Leadership Council, open to high school students in California’s Fifth Congressional District. Launched in 2019, the Student Leadership Council is a chance for local students to learn more about their government and develop leadership skills.

Aug 11, 2020 Press Release
Contest for local students to design an app

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he is now accepting applications for his 2020 Congressional App Challenge, open to all middle and high school-aged students from the Fifth Congressional District.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan bill to protect and preserve public lands

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill he coauthored and voted to pass that makes significant investments in the conservation of public lands, including fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Jul 20, 2020 Press Release
Will help repair and maintain historic cemetery

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation to transfer control of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery to the Department of Veterans Affairs was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision allows for the cemetery to be properly repaired and maintained as the final resting place for hundreds of our nation’s heroes.

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.