Press Releases

Jan 14, 2020 Press Release
Highlight potential negative impact on American wineries, local economy

Washington – Today Congressional Wine Caucus Co-Chair Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 106 bipartisan Members of the caucus wrote to United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer asking him to refrain from including wine in potential retaliatory tariffs in response to the European Union’s illegal Airbus subsidies.

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Jan 10, 2020 Press Release
Tell FEMA that needs of 2017 and 2018 fires should be prioritized

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and 38 Members of Congress from both parties wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking it to drop its claim to funding in the settlement fund set up for survivors of the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release
Sends message that Administration must de-escalate tensions in Iran

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a combat veteran and former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, voted to pass H. Con. Res. 83, a War Powers Resolution designated to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran. The legislation passed on a bipartisan vote.

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Jan 8, 2020 Press Release
Bill has been blocked by McConnell for nearly a year

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) marked one year since the introduction of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was introduced eight years to the day after then Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her staff and her constituents were shot at a community event in her district.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
Voices strong support as member of Working Group negotiating team

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the eight-person United States Mexico Canada Working Group, voted to pass legislation to implement the improved USMCA trade agreement. Thompson released the following statement after the vote.

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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation addresses double taxation, provides tax relief

Washington – Today Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) hailed the passage of his legislation H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for State and Localities Act.

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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
Offers tax relief for state-based grants offered for disaster mitigation efforts
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42) announced that they have introduced the bipartisan Catastrophe Loss Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act, a bill to exclude from federal taxation state-based grants that support pre-disaster mitigation and give homeowners greater incentives to take action to protect their homes against wildfires, windstorms, and earthquakes.
Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
Supports efforts centered around abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, voted for the two articles of impeachment offered by the House Committee on the Judiciary after weeks of an impeachment inquiry conducted by the Intelligence Committee.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
Winners selected by local tech experts

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Kai Rush and Benji Ryuijin have been selected as the 2019 App Challenge winners for the Fifth Congressional District for their app Space Trace. Kai and Benji are seniors at Benicia High School and competed against more than a dozen other app designers in this year’s challenge.

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Dec 16, 2019 Press Release
Thompson, Task Force have long fought for these priorities

Washington – Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded House and Senate negotiators for including in the spending deal $25 million for research into our nation’s gun violence epidemic and $78 million in federal funding for the National Instant Background Checks System (NICS).