Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and the Task Force’s leadership wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to meet with them to discuss Senate consideration of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019, and H.R.
Open to CA-05 high school students
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he is launching a Congressional Student Leadership Council open to High School students in California’s Fifth Congressional District. Applications for this semester-long leadership program are open until Tuesday, September 10.
Call on Senate leaders to cancel recess, take action
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 213 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act.
Administration signals potential changes to benefit top earners
Washington – Today, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced his opposition to the Administration’s potential change that would index capital gains taxes to inflation.
Washington – Today Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) reacted to the mass shooting in Gilroy, CA, where three people were killed and 11 more were injured.
Bipartisan bill promotes clean energy through investment tax credit
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the introduction of the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a bipartisan bill to extend the energy investment tax credit (ITC) for five years to promote clean energy investment.
Encourages CA-05 students to apply for nation’s military academies
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his office is now accepting nominations to our nation’s military service academies for students who live in California’s Fifth Congressional District and are between the ages of 17 and 23.
Bipartisan Portable Fuel Container Safety Act ready for House vote
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his bipartisan bill, The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, has cleared the House Committee on Energy and Commerce with unanimous approval and now heads to the floor for consideration by the full House.
Includes support for national guard troops responding to disasters
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair of the Natural Disaster Caucus, announced that his amendment to boost natural disaster response passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This amendment, offered with fellow Natural Disaster Caucus Co-Chair Rep.
Bipartisan bill to help prevent fire accidents clears subcommittee
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his bipartisan bill, the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, was passed unanimously by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee at today’s markup.