Thompson Announces Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave for Small Businesses is Extended Through September Tax credit secured as part of American Rescue Plan
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that a tax credit to help local small businesses cover the cost of providing sick and family leave has been extended through September. This tax credit, created by the American Rescue Plan, allows workers to care for sick family members, take time off if they are sick and use paid leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. It also supports small businesses that have been hit hard economically by the pandemic.
Chairman Thompson Remembers Pulse Nightclub Shooting Honors the memory of those killed, vows action to prevent gun violence
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people.
Thompson Announces 2021 Service Academy Appointees Students chosen for their exceptional aptitude, work in the community
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that five local students have been nominated and accepted offers to our nation’s military service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation Prep School.
Thompson Announces His Funding Request for Napa Valley Vine Trail Included in Upcoming Highway Bill Funding request clears important hurdle before committee markup
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $3 million for the Napa Valley Vine Trail from Yountville to St. Helena was included in the infrastructure package that will be marked up later this week by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This is an important step before a vote on the House floor.
Chairman Thompson Applauds G7 Agreement on Global Minimum Tax Lauds important step towards greater tax fairnessNapa – Today Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the news of an agreement between G7 leaders on a global minimum tax on corporations.
Thompson Highlights Importance of Community Funded Project Request to Napa County, Local Municipalities Visits Sheriff’s Department for firsthand look at need for upgrades to local public safety equipment
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) visited the Napa County Sheriff’s Department to hear firsthand how the Community Funded Project request made he made to the Appropriations Committee would boost public safety throughout the county. Thompson submitted a $1.8 million request for a Community Funded Project that would allow Napa County and local municipalities to upgrade public safety radio and communications equipment. This project would assist the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Napa Police Department, the City of St. Helena Police Department and the City of Calistoga Police Department. A statement from Thompson is below and photos are attached.
Thompson Introduces Bill to Ensure Recipients of PG&E Fire Victim Trust Don’t Have to Repay Stock Sale Profits Bill clarifies intention of the trust to protect fire survivors
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the introduction of a bill to ensure survivors of the Butte, North Bay and Camp Fires who are set to receive a settlement through the PG&E Fire Victim Trust don’t have their settlement payments reduced by Securities and Exchange Act requirements related to stock sales. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson, City of Santa Rosa Celebrate $33M in Federal Funding for Fire Recovery Community Development Block Grant funding can be used to rebuild station that burned in Tubbs Fire
Santa Rosa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and the City of Santa Rosa announced $33,988,033.19 in Federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to fulfill other unmet fire recovery needs, such as rebuilding the Fire Station. The station burned in the tragic 2017 Tubbs Fire and Thompson presented a ceremonial check for this Federal funding to city officials today.
Chairman Thompson, Task Force Show Strong Support for David Chipman to head ATF Write to Senate leaders ahead of confirmation hearing
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Members of the Task Force wrote to both the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell expressing strong support for David Chipman to be confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). They noted his strong record of advocacy to help prevent gun violence and the urgency of the issue, as ATF has gone the last six years without a Senate-confirmed director. A copy of the letter is below and a signed copy can be found here.
Thompson Announces 2021 Summer Reading Challenge Invites all local students in pre-k through 8th grade to join
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, which is open to Fifth Congressional District students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. A statement from Thompson is below.