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  • Thompson Introduces Bipartisan Small Business Disaster Relief Act Bill provides further relief to small companies hit by disaster

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the introduction of the Small Business Disaster Relief Act of 2019, a bill to improve the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) ability to serve small businesses that have been impacted by disasters.  
     

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  • Thompson, CA Delegation Members Defend Key Disaster Provision for Agriculture Community Request WHIP program be included in final disaster appropriations package

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Susan Davis (CA-53), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Jim Costa (CA-16), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Judy Chu (CA-27), John Garamendi (CA-03), Karen Bass (CA-37), Ami Bera (CA-07), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Scott Peters (CA-52), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Norma Torres (CA-35), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), T.J. Cox (CA-21), Josh Harder (CA-10), Katie Hill (CA-25), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Harley Rouda (CA-48) in writing to House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Kay Granger requesting they ensure key 2017 disaster funding remain in the final Supplemental Appropriations Bill. The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) allows emergency funding to be used to assist grapegrowers and other agricultural producers whose crops were damaged by wildfires or wildfire smoke. Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Susan Davis (CA-53), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Jim Costa (CA-16), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Judy Chu (CA-27), John Garamendi (CA-03), Karen Bass (CA-37), Ami Bera (CA-07), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Scott Peters (CA-52), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Norma Torres (CA-35), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), T.J. Cox (CA-21), Josh Harder (CA-10), Katie Hill (CA-25), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Harley Rouda (CA-48) in writing to House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Kay Granger requesting they ensure key 2017 disaster funding remain in the final Supplemental Appropriations Bill. The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) allows emergency funding to be used to assist grapegrowers and other agricultural producers whose crops were damaged by wildfires or wildfire smoke. Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Susan Davis (CA-53), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Jim Costa (CA-16), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Judy Chu (CA-27), John Garamendi (CA-03), Karen Bass (CA-37), Ami Bera (CA-07), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Scott Peters (CA-52), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Norma Torres (CA-35), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), T.J. Cox (CA-21), Josh Harder (CA-10), Katie Hill (CA-25), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Harley Rouda (CA-48) in writing to House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Kay Granger requesting they ensure key 2017 disaster funding remain in the final Supplemental Appropriations Bill. The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) allows emergency funding to be used to assist grapegrowers and other agricultural producers whose crops were damaged by wildfires or wildfire smoke. 

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  • Thompson Announces 2019 Summer Reading Challenge Encourages all CA-05 Pre-K through 8 students to join

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2019 Summer Reading Challenge for students through eighth grade in California’s Fifth Congressional District.

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  • Thompson Votes to Pass Equality Act Landmark LGBTQ and gender rights bill heads to Senate

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which includes sweeping changes to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in education, employment, housing, and other public accommodations. With the current patchwork of state laws, LGBTQ individuals in America still risk being fired, evicted, or denied service because of who they are. This bill amends the Civil Rights Act to specifically prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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  • Thompson Votes to Pass Bill to Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Strengthen ACA Bill works to bring cheaper generics to market more quickly

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. This bill helps to bring down the cost of medications by bringing cheaper generic drugs to market more quickly and strengthens the Affordable Care Act against Administration efforts to invalidate the law, drive up health insurance premiums and reduce health care coverage.

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  • Thompson Highlights Health Impacts of Climate Change and Green Tax Code Opportunities Committee examines depth of climate change crisis

    Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) discussed the impacts of climate change on his district and methods to combat the crisis through the tax code, including increasing incentives for renewable energy sources.

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  • Thompson Votes to Pass Disaster Bill with Key Provisions for CA-05 Legislation boosts local recovery and rebuilding efforts

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, a bill that includes additional funding for areas hit by and still recovering from disasters, including the Fifth Congressional District. The bill includes two key provisions that assist the continued local recovery efforts. Thompson released the following statement after the bill passed the House.

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  • Thompson Votes to Pass Bill to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Bill reverses Administration efforts to weaken those protections

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019. This bill blocks Administration efforts to undermine protections in the Affordable Care Act for patients with pre-existing conditions. 

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  • Thompson Announces Lake County’s Nalani Marlowe as Art Competition Grand Prize Winner Her artwork to hang in US Capitol for one year

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Nalani Marlowe from Kelseyville High School in Lake County as the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition Grand Prize Winner. Her art piece, A Day in the Life, will hang in the halls of the United States Capitol for one year and she will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. next month.

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  • Thompson Votes for Climate Action Now Act Bill ensures US stays in Paris Climate Agreement

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This bill makes certain the United States meets the standards outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and requires the Administration to take further steps to meet pollution reduction goals. Thompson released the following statement after his vote in favor of this legislation.

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