Press Releases

Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
Pledges to take solutions back to Congress to protect AAPI community

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) convened a roundtable with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders from across the Fifth Congressional District to discuss the rise in anti-Asian rhetoric and violence both in the region and across our nation.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release
Bills help offer protected status for Dreamers, agricultural workers

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan bill to help Medicare patients who rely on orthotics and prosthetics

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02), and Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) announced the introduction of the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act. This bipartisan bill helps ensure that Medicare beneficiaries can access the orthotics and prosthetics devices they need.

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Mar 17, 2021 Press Release
Bill helps protect women from violence and abuse

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. This bill reauthorizes crucial legislation to help prevent violence and abuse against women and support survivors as they recover and pursue justice.

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release
Bill boosts federal share of disaster costs to 90 percent

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), House Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Lucille Royball-Allard (CA-40), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share Act.

Mar 15, 2021 Press Release
Open to all CA-05 high school artists

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2021 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition and encouraged local high school students to submit their artwork. Each year, this competition allows the chance for students to have their art displayed in the United States Capitol for an entire year.

Mar 12, 2021 Press Release
Celebrate beginning of the Month in Sonoma County

Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced a bipartisan National Women’s History Month Resolution. The legislation honors the history of women in our nation and recommits to the work of spotlighting the often untold stories of women. This bill also recognizes the roots of Women’s History Month right in Thompson’s own district.  

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release
Bill would require background checks on all gun sales

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) celebrated the passage of H.R. 8, his Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. The bill would expand background checks to be required on all firearm sales, closing the gun show and online sales loopholes. Thompson is a gun owner, hunter and supporter of the Second Amendment.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release
Final bill heads to the President's desk for signature

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R.1319, the final version of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation. This bill, first passed in the House last month, was amended by the Senate, came back to the House for a vote and now heads to President Biden’s desk for signature. A statement from Thompson is below.

Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
Bill recognizes the importance of hearing health

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution designating March 3 as World Hearing Day. This resolution recognizes the importance of hearing to overall health and promotes awareness about preventing deafness and promoting hearing and ear care.