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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Aug 15, 2019 Press Release

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.

Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
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.

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Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
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.

Jul 31, 2019 Press Release
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.

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Jul 29, 2019 Press Release

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. 

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release
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.

Jul 22, 2019 Press Release
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.

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Jul 17, 2019 Press Release
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.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
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.

Jul 10, 2019 Press Release
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.