Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2016) – House Democrats from California, Oregon, and Washington issued the following joint statement in response to Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) introducing companion legislation to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s drought bill that was heard in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power Subcommittee today. The House members included in this joint statement are: Reps. Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Michael M. Honda (CA-17), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim McDermott (WA-07), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05).
May 20, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) has introduced the Airline Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 5291), legislation to strengthen consumer protections and improve travel experience for airline passengers.
“Everyone has a right to be treated decently and fairly while on a plane or in an airport, even when unforeseen complications arise,” said Thompson. “While we have made progress on issues like extended tarmac delays, passengers are still dealing with shrinking seats and growing fees. This legislation will build on the progress we’ve made to ensure that every passenger is treated fairly when they fly.”
May 18, 2016
Pull any three political leaders or pundits together, and you’re likely to get five different opinions on the state of Social Security. But there’s only thing on which most agree — a fix is critical.
With 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day, the math doesn’t work on the continued solvency of the program.
Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2016) – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced a $4,345,012 Department of Health and Human Services grant for Santa Rosa Community Health Centers (SRCHC). The funds made available by this grant will be used to support continued operations at SRCHC for the next year, through May 31, 2017. SRCHC reports that in 2013, the center saw over 41,000 people, over the course of more than 173,000 medical visits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2016) – The Small Business Council of America (SBCA), a national nonprofit organization which represents the interests of more than 20,000 privately-held and family-owned organizations on Federal tax, employee benefit and health care matters, presented its 33rd Annual Congressional awards on May 4, 2016.
Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) received the 2016 SBCA Congressional Award in recognition of his dedication to small businesses across the country and in particular for the introduction and sponsorship of the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act.
May 13, 2016 - Maggie Ybarra
California lawmakers, distressed by the number of veterans experiencing difficulties accessing benefits, want to use their congressional allowance to pay to train members of their staffs to access veterans’ records.
Apr 21, 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is again calling for bids for the Franklin Station Post Office in downtown Napa.
Apr 21, 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5), chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), vice-chair of the Task Force, and Peter King (R-NY) today led more than 110 of their bipartisan colleagues in calling on Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reject legislative language, or “riders”, that would block efforts to reduce and prevent gun violence in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills.
Apr 14, 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and Co-Chair of the Congressional Wine Caucus, introduced the Wine Excise Tax Modernization Act (H.R. 4934), bipartisan legislation to modernize federal excise taxes on wine to allow winemakers of all sizes and grape growers to create new, innovative products and keep pace with advances in viticulture. U.S. Rep. David Reichert (R-WA) joined Rep. Thompson in introducing this legislation.
Apr 8, 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and Jared Huffman (CA-2), along with U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18), yesterday hosted a roundtable with innovative local business leaders at Sonoma State University to discuss how Congress can better support and spur innovation locally and across the country. Yesterday’s discussion was one of many taking place around the country as House Democrats work to craft an Innovation Agenda 2.0.