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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Press Releases

Oct 2, 2019 Press Release
Funding to assist with staffing increases for region

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority (SVFRA) Chief Stephen Akre announced a $3,382,458 Federal grant has been awarded to SVFRA through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER program.

Oct 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino:

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement regarding information brought to light by a whistleblower in the Intelligence Community and found to be serious and credible by the Intelligence Community Inspector General concerning potential interactions between the President of the United States and the President of Ukraine. 

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
Bill honors cyclist's contributions as an athlete and activist

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to cyclist Greg LeMond has passed the House. This bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. A statement from Thompson and LeMond are below.

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release
Bill inspired by constituent story heads to Senate

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his bipartisan bill, the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, has passed the House and is headed to the Senate for consideration. This bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a standard requiring Flame Mitigation Devices to be used to prevent fire accidents.

Sep 13, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan bill to be considered by full House next week

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his bipartisan bill, the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, will be considered for a vote by the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 17. This bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a standard requiring Flame Mitigation Devices to be used to prevent fire accidents.

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release
Call on McConnell to hold a vote on House-passed bills

Washington – Today Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) along with 63 House Democrats held a forum on the urgent need for Senate action on bipartisan bills to prevent gun violence that the House passed nearly 200 days ago.

Sep 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 43 members of California’s Congressional delegation wrote the President to condemn the transfer of $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to pay for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds.

Aug 29, 2019 Press Release
App design contest open to middle and high school students

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications for his 2019 Congressional App Challenge open to all middle and high school-aged students from California’s Fifth Congressional District.

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Aug 20, 2019 Press Release
Asks him to call on Senate Majority Leader to cancel recess, take action

Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) wrote to the President asking that he call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote immediately on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act.