Press Releases

Apr 17, 2020 Press Release
Cites reports help went to large restaurant companies before legitimate small businesses

Washington – Today, Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to express concern that much of the critical aid in the CARES Act never made it to legitimate small businesses to help keep workers on the payroll.

Apr 15, 2020 Press Release
President’s name reportedly being added to checks at last minute

Washington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for an immediate explanation regarding news reports that the President’s name was being added to the economic impact payments at the last minute and potenti

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Apr 14, 2020 Press Release
Bill to ensure insurers can’t deny claims due to closures forced by major events

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the introduction of the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill to ensure businesses who purchase interruption insurance won’t get their claims denied because of major events, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, public safety power shutoffs or evacuations.

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Apr 8, 2020 Press Release
Will allow small businesses using Wells Fargo Bank to better access CARES Act resources

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) lauded the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it will temporarily lift restrictions that had previously made it difficult for Wells Fargo small business customers to access the resources provided in the CARES Act to cope with disruptions due to Coronavirus.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press Release
Updated to meet public health needs in light of Coronavirus

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has pushed back the deadline and changed the guidelines for high schoolers to submit artwork as part of his 2020 Congressional Art Competition. These changes reflect the Shelter at Home and social distancing guidance issued by local and state authorities.

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release
Cite problems with Wells Fargo, other barriers

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) wrote to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell asking him to ensure small businesses can access the economic relief provided in the CARES Act.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press Release
Cites Modly’s remarks about Captain Crozier

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) wrote to Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asking him to remove Acting Secretary Thomas Modly, citing Modly’s unacceptable attack on Captain Crozier in remarks to Crozier’s former crew.

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Apr 6, 2020 Press Release
Lauds leadership of county board of supervisors

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the decision to temporarily close public facilities, including campgrounds and boat launches, at Lake Berryessa to help flatten the curve and help stop the spread of Coronavirus. Thompson had previously written to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) asking them to take this step to help keep visitors and residents safe.

Apr 6, 2020 Press Release
Calls Santa Rosa native an honorable man

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) defended the actions of Captain Brett E. Crozier, a Santa Rosa native and a U.S. Navy captain who was removed from his command after alerting Navy officials as to the dangers of spreading Coronavirus on his aircraft carrier.

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Mar 31, 2020 Press Release
Will help small businesses remain solvent throughout Coronavirus

St. Helena – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 32 bipartisan Members of the California delegation in writing to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara asking him to use his authority to ensure insurance companies comply with their business interruption policies.

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