November 26, 2022
Washington – Last week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) was presented the Friend of Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation for his outstanding service to support farmers, growers, and producers during the 117th Congress.
November 24, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released additional information on the PG&E Fire Victims Trust and provided an update on his legislation, H.R. 7305.
“The Fire Victims Trust was set up to help people recover from the impact of wildfires and rebuild what they lost, and no fire survivor should have to pay taxes on their settlement funds,” said Thompson. “While I continue to press for the passage of my bill, I am glad to provide additional information to those looking for clarification on what this means for their payments.”
November 21, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in support of the next generation of House Democratic leadership.
November 20, 2022
Washington — Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) alongside Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) released the following statement after the House passed the FEMA Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency (FIRE) Act.
November 20, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she is stepping down from leadership.
November 19, 2022
Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after receiving a positive COVID-19 result on PCR test.
“After taking a regular PCR test, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Thanks to being fully vaccinated and receiving both booster shots, I am experiencing only mild symptoms. I will be working from home and my office remains fully open to serve the people of our district.
November 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
November 13, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced $9 million in new grant opportunities from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to advance research into wildfire prevention and post-fire restoration on federal lands.
Thompson, Costa, Lee, Garamendi, Maritime Commission Hold Roundtable on California Agricultural Priorities and Supply ChainsNovember 4, 2022
Oakland – Yesterday, Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Jim Costa (CA-16), and John Garamendi (CA-03), along with Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chair Daniel B. Maffei held a roundtable discussion with California leaders and agriculture producers to discuss supply chain disruptions in the international shipping industry and the impacts on American businesses and consumers.
Thompson Calls for Senate Action on Background Checks and Federal Red Flag Law After St. Louis School ShootingNovember 2, 2022
St. Helena – Following the tragic and preventable deadly school shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts in St. Louis, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson called for swift Senate action on legislation that would have prevented that shooting and many others.
October 30, 2022
Winters – This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Under Secretary Jenny Moffitt and Reps. Mike Thompson and John Garamendi and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry announced a cooperative agreement with California for more than $23 million to increase our state’s purchase of nutritious, local foods for school meal programs.
October 30, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led 29 members of Congress on a letter to President Joe Biden in support of action to respond to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) supply cuts with a strategy that will lower fuel prices, strengthen our national security, and accelerate the global transition to clean energy.
Thompson, Dean Lead 118 Members on a Letter Applauding Credit Card Companies’ Decision to Implement New Merchant Category CodeOctober 23, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) led 118 members of Congress on a letter written to American Express, Mastercard, and Visa in support of their decision to create a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearms and ammunitions businesses.
Chairman Thompson, Reps. Cicilline and Espaillat Lead 135 Members on Ghost Gun Letter to POTUS, ATF, DOJOctober 22, 2022
Washington – Today, Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Reps. David Cicilline (RI-01) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led 135 members of Congress on a letter to President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director Steve Dettelbach calling for strong enforcement actions against ghost guns to stop their proliferation and protect our communities
October 16, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 8.7 percent next year. This adjustment will be the largest increase in benefits in more than 40 years.
October 15, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California will receive $5,616,208,254 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve and modernize roads, bridges, and tunnels across our state.
October 10, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Mike Levin (CA-49) are leading 29 House colleagues demanding an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into potential non-competitive practices, anti-consumer behavior, and market manipulation by California oil refineries.
October 9, 2022
Thompson Announces Applications for Grant Programs to Increase School-Based Mental Health Providers Funding Comes From the Bipartisan Safer Communities ActOctober 6, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Education is opening applications for two grant programs to increase access to mental health services for students and young people thanks to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is the most significant gun violence prevention legislation signed into law in 30 years.
October 2, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the FAIR TARIFF Act to improve how the United States Trade Representative (USTR) administers tariffs. This legislation would give U.S. companies fair warning of at least 60 days before retaliatory tariffs are imposed on goods.