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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Oct 11, 2018 Press Release
Assistance available through SBA as part of disaster declaration

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) announced that the Mendocino Complex Disaster Declaration has been amended to offer Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to private non-profit organizations in Lake County. This assistance is available to organizations that offer essential government service.

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release
Includes support for state and local communities to further recovery efforts

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Public Assistance for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
Final version of legislation to help Santa Rosa now heads to Senate

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislative language to allow Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation funds to cover the costs of fixing underground water systems and remove standing burned trees was included in the final FAA Reauthorization and Disaster Recovery Reform Act that passed the House.

Sep 21, 2018 Press Release
Open to CA-05 middle and high school students

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in California’s Fifth Congressional District. The challenge is open to middle and high school-aged students who either live or attend school in the district. 

Sep 19, 2018 Press Release
Process for 2019 class now underway

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications from residents from his district ages 17-23 who would like to attend one of our nation’s four military service academies that require a nomination.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
Denounces underlying Tax 2.0 bill

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republicans on the House Committee on Ways and Means for unanimously rejecting his amendment to provide targeted tax relief for victims of natural disasters. The amendment was offered to H.R. 6760, the second iteration of Republican-led tax cut bill, during a markup in the committee.

Aug 17, 2018 Press Release
Includes individual assistance available to survivors

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.

Aug 16, 2018 Press Release
DOD program would provide important engineering support

Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) has approved an application by the City of Vallejo to begin planning initial repairs to the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, including repairing or replacing fencing, installing a flagpole, and repairing the damaged drainage system.

Aug 14, 2018 Press Release
Awarded locales include Sonoma County and the City of Napa

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and part of the City of Napa.

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
Cite catastrophic scope of Mendocino Complex, Steele fires

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep.