Dr. Sakran survived shooting, became trauma surgeon
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, and Director of Emergency General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr.
Includes new slate of Vice Chairs and Whips
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Task Force will have two new Vice Chairs and four new Whips for the 116th Congress. Thompson also released the full membership of the Task Force for the current Congress, including new members.
Bill expands Medicare for better access to mental health services
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced they have reintroduced the bipartisan and bicameral Mental Health Access Improvement Act. This bill would expand access to mental health services for seniors by allowing Medicare coverage to include marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors.
Bill helps to fund conservation projects at wetlands across our nation
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the bipartisan and bicameral reintroduction of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), a bill that authorizes $60 million per year for wetlands conservation from 2020 to 2024.
Hearing to be held February 6
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the announcement from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerold Nadler (NY-10) that his committee would hold a hearing entitled “Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action” next Wednesday, February 6 at 10am.
Bill would establish safety standards to help prevent fire accidents
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced they have reintroduced the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, a bill that directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to put forth a standard requiring Flame Mitigation Devices like flame arrestors to be used to prevent fire accidents.
Will lead influential House tax writing commitee
Thompson Named Chairman of House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Will lead influential House tax writing committee
Bill expands background checks to be universal
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congressman Pete King (NY-02), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), House Judiciary Subcommittee Chairwoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), Congresswomen Robin Kelly (IL-02), Congressman Fred
Write to each incoming chairman of House standing committees
Washington – Today Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he and other Vice Chairs of the Task Force have asked each incoming committee chair to holding hearings on gun violence issues of jurisdiction to their committee.
Allows updates to water transmission systems
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.9 million to the Sonoma County Water Agency for relocation of a portion of the water supply pipeline outside a hazard zone, providing for increased resiliency to future disasters.