Bill expands retirement savings access, protects Gold Star families
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, voted to pass H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019.
Bill provides further relief to small companies hit by disaster
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the introduction of the Small Business Disaster Relief Act of 2019, a bill to improve the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) ability to serve small businesses that have been impacted by disasters.
Request WHIP program be included in final disaster appropriations package
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Discusses potential solutions in subcommittee hearing
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) discussed the heavy burden of surprise medical bills on patients in a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing. A statement from Thompson is below and you can click here to watch his discussion in today’s hearing.
Encourages all CA-05 pre-K through 8 students to join
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2019 Summer Reading Challenge for students through eighth grade in California’s Fifth Congressional District.
Landmark LGBTQ and gender rights bill heads to Senate
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which includes sweeping changes to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in education, employment, housing, and other public accommodations. With the current patchwork of state laws, LGBTQ individuals in America still risk being fired, evicted, or denied service because of who they are.
Bill works to bring cheaper generics to market more quickly
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.
Grant to be used to accommodate growing air service need
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that the Sonoma County Airport has received a $10 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin construction on a terminal expansion.
Committee examines depth of climate change crisis
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) discussed the impacts of climate change on his district and methods to combat the crisis through the tax code, including increasing incentives for renewable energy sources.
Legislation boosts local recovery and rebuilding efforts
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, a bill that includes additional funding for areas hit by and still recovering from disasters, including the Fifth Congressional District. The bill includes two key provisions that assist the continued local recovery efforts.