Thompson Celebrates Passage of Great American Outdoors Act Bipartisan bill to protect and preserve public lands
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill he coauthored and voted to pass that makes significant investments in the conservation of public lands, including fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thompson spoke on the House floor in favor of this bill.
Thompson Bill to Transfer Control of Mare Island Cemetery Included in Defense Funding Legislation Will help repair and maintain historic cemetery
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation to transfer control of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery to the Department of Veterans Affairs was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision allows for the cemetery to be properly repaired and maintained as the final resting place for hundreds of our nation’s heroes.
Napa – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:
Thompson, 16 California Members Write to Congressional Leaders Regarding Stimulus Checks Ask that future payments not be arbitrarily limited
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led 16 Members of the California delegation in a letter to Congressional leaders asking that any stimulus payments included in the upcoming Coronavirus relief package not be restricted to Americans earning less than $40,000. Citing the differing costs of living across the nation, the members asked that no such arbitrary restrictions be placed on future stimulus payments.
Thompson, Welch, Johnson, Schweikert, Matsui Introduce the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act Bipartisan bill to expand use of telehealth beyond health crisis
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06), and caucus member Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), announced the introduction of the Protecting Access to Post-Covid-19 Telehealth Act. This bipartisan bill will continue the expanded use of telehealth beyond the Coronavirus pandemic by eliminating restrictions on the use in Medicare, providing a bridge for patients currently using the practices because of the crisis, and requiring a study on the use of telehealth during COVID-19.
Thompson Votes to Pass Moving Forward Act Comprehensive transportation package includes Thompson’s green energy legislation
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which is the House’s signature comprehensive transportation and infrastructure package. The legislation includes two of Thompson’s bills, the GREEN Act and the Catastrophe Loss Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Announces Introduction of Business Interruption Relief Act Bill allows interruption insurance claims to be honored during shutdowns such as those due to Coronavirus
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has introduced H.R. 7412, the Business Interruption Relief Act of 2020. This bill will help sort through the confusion facing many businesses that closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic by creating a voluntary program that would reimburse insurers who voluntarily pay out business interruption claims. This program would support small businesses that have been hit hard by shutdowns due to Coronavirus.
Thompson Votes to Pass Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act Bill expands ACA, protects patients with pre-existing conditions
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This bill works to enhance the progress made by the Affordable Care Act, including strengthening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Marks Passage of Justice in Policing Act Landmark legislation to combat structural racism in policing
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) marked the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to combat structural racism and discrimination in policing. Thompson released the following statement after voting to pass the bill.
Chairman Thompson, 47 Democratic Cosponsors Introduce GREEN Act comprehensive approach to tackling climate change using the tax code
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 47 Members of Congress announced the introduction of Thompson’s Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. This legislation, the principles of which were first unveiled last November, works to tackle the threat of climate change through the tax code. This includes an unprecedented extension and expansion of renewable energy use to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions