Thompson Statement on Senate Confirmation of Judge Trina Thompson for Northern District of CaliforniaMay 23, 2022
Vallejo – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Trina L. Thompson as judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
$10 Billion in Aid Secured by Thompson Getting to Producers Impacted by Wildfires, Natural Disasters in 2020 and 2021May 20, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that producers and growers in California and across the country are set to receive $10 billion in assistance from the Emergency Relief Program (formerly known as WHIP+, Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus) to recover from the wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, and other eligible disasters experienced during calendar years 2020 and 2021.
May 20, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to invest in workforce development programs and get more Americans into high-paying jobs in in-demand careers.
May 13, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 7691, the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, to provide nearly $40 billion in emergency funding to support the people of Ukraine and to combat the illegal and immoral invasion of their country by Vladimir Putin and Russia.
May 7, 2022
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the reporting of a drafted decision from the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade and calling for Planned Parenthood v. Casey to be overruled.
April 24, 2022
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California is set to receive $555,295,299 in funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Californians with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities, and reduce carbon pollution across the state.
April 15, 2022
Rohnert Park – Last Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) presented a check for $1 million to Petaluma Health Center, Inc. to renovate the Rohnert Park Health Center (RPHC) and increase access to care for thousands of local residents.
April 14, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) attended an event at the White House on gun violence and crime reduction in the United States. This action comes following Rep. Thompson’s efforts to call attention to ghost guns. President Biden also announced Steve Dettelbach as his nominee to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Thompson Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Importance of California Ricelands in Wildlife ConservationApril 14, 2022
Washington – Last week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize the significant role that California ricelands play in wildlife conservation.
April 6, 2022
Napa – Today, Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in response to a shooting in Sacramento, California that left 6 people dead and at least 12 injured.
April 4, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California is set to receive $125,309,027 from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Thompson helped pass expanded this program so more working families can have their homes retrofitted. WAP home retrofitting includes installing insulation, updating heating and cooling systems, upgrading electrical appliances, and making other common-sense changes to help fireproof homes.
April 4, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Affordable Insulin Now Act to cap out-of-pocket costs of insulin at no more than $35 per month in Medicare Part D and commercial health insurance. This bill ensures vital and affordable access to life-saving medication for the more than 37 million people in the United States who have diabetes, including one-third of Medicare beneficiaries and the over 7 million Americans who rely on insulin to maintain their health and well-being.
April 3, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced legislation that would exempt delayed unemployment insurance payments received in 2021 from taxation. The American Rescue Plan exempted from taxation $10,200 of unemployment benefits paid in 2020, but due to delays at the California Employment Development Department (EDD), many taxpayers did not receive one or more payments until calendar year 2021, leading many constituents with an unfair tax liability on their 2022 returns.
Thompson, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Fire Victims Don’t Pay Taxes on PG&E Court-Ordered Trust PaymentsApril 2, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that no fire survivors are taxed on the payments they received from the PG&E Fire Victims Trust. Following fires in 2015, 2017, and 2018, PG&E established a court-ordered trust of over $13 billion for survivors of these devastating events.
April 1, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Securing a Strong Retirement Act (SECURE Act) to increase retirement savings for Americans and simplify and clarify retirement plan rules. The bill also allows individuals to pay down a student loan instead of contributing to a 401(k) plan while still receiving an employer match in their retirement plan.
April 1, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced a bipartisan resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month. Thompson introduces this resolution each year to mark March as Women’s History Month and celebrate the diverse history of our country’s women.
March 26, 2022
Washington – Today, twelve years since President Obama and the Democratic Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) highlighted how this life-saving legislation has expanded access to quality, affordable health insurance in California and across the country.
March 21, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversal of the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the waiver of federal preemption under the Clean Air Act for California’s Advanced Clean Car program. Rep. Thompson joined a letter with his colleagues to the EPA in July 2021 calling for this decision.
Thompson, Larson, Underwood Introduce Bill to Provide Energy Rebate to Consumers Legislation Addresses High Gas Prices with Monthly $100 RebateMarch 20, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Larson (CT-01), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 to address high gas prices by sending Americans an energy rebate of $100 per month (and $100 for each dependent) for the rest of 2022 in any month where the national average gas prices exceed $4.00 per gallon.
March 19, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that Sonoma County is set to receive over $3 million in federal funding to provide local jurisdictions the tools necessary to reduce the risks of natural disasters, including wildfires and earthquakes. This funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Resilience Planning and Public Services program which allocates $2,078,100 for Sonoma County and $1,000,000 for Santa Rosa.