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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release
Bill will reduce cost of medications, expand Medicare

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. A statement from Thompson on the vote is below.

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Dec 11, 2019 Press Release
Bill establishes program for agricultural workers to earn legal status

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to give a path to legal status for agricultural workers. This bill is strongly supported by local growers, farmers and farmworker groups alike. Thompson release the following statement after the vote.

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Democrats unveil updated deal with stronger protections for American workers, economy and environment

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the House United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement Working Group, stood in support of the recently-released and newly-negotiated trade agreement between the three nations. A statement from Thompson is below.

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Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Bill helps to promote Anti-Doping efforts in sports

Washington –Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) announced introduction of a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and promote clean competition in national sporting.

Dec 3, 2019 Press Release
Funding to help city continue with fire recovery and resiliency efforts

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and the City of Santa Rosa announced that the city has been awarded two Federal grants to provide the city with more than $3.3 million to replace 19 stationary generators at water and wastewater facilities and more than $1 million to install backup battery systems for traffic signal controllers at 175 locations.

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
Bill would help mitigate risk in light of public safety power shutoffs

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Members of the Bay Area Delegation – Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Rep.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation conserves critical habitats

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that their bill H.R. 925, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) has passed the House and is ready for consideration in the Senate. This bipartisan bill authorizes $60 million each year for habitat restoration and conservation projects nation-wide.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation would help prevent gun violence

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 132 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to hold a vote on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Bill expands and creates new renewable energy tax incentives

Washington – Today House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Committee Democrats released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.

Nov 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after a shooting in Fresno, California at a family event that killed four and injured at least six others.