Thompson Votes to Pass Historic Budget Resolution Paves the Way for Enactment of the Build Back Better Agenda
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chair of the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee, issued a statement following passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget resolution, which includes budget reconciliation instructions for Congress to craft sweeping legislation to invest in families, workers, and the middle class.
Thompson Celebrates Start of Transfer of the Mare Island Cemetery to the VA Marks critical step in restoration of historic cemetery
Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration will formally begin the process of transferring the Mare Island Naval Cemetery from the City of Vallejo. This marks the start of important work to restore and maintain the cemetery. It follows specific authority under Thompson’s legislation passed last year as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge Invites students to compete in district-wide app design competition
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2021 Congressional App Competition, open to all middle and high school-aged students in the Fifth Congressional District. The challenge invites students to design an app in an effort to increase awareness and participation in science, math, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and computer science education. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Celebrates an Additional $2.45 Billion for Fire Suppression Included in FY22 Funding Legislation Money would assist with wildland fire management
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that an additional$2.45 billion for fire suppression efforts was included in the recently-passed government funding bill. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Votes to Pass Funding bill that Includes Critical Money for the Fifth Congressional District Funding to help local priorities like boosting health care and transportation
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a government funding bill that included money for crucial local priorities identified by leaders from across California’s Fifth Congressional District and requested by Thompson. These priorities boost local health care efforts, transportation and infrastructure investments and environmental upgrades. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson, Wittman Introduce Bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act Bill would help fix damage done to refuge systems
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act. This legislation grants authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect civil damages to repair and restored damaged wildlife refuges.
Thompson Applauds Committee Approval for His Bill to Reauthorize the WHIP+ Program for Family Farmers Impacted by Recent Disasters Bill clears the Agriculture Committee, heads to the House floor
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the House Agriculture Committee has advanced his bipartisan WHIP+ Reauthorization Act. This legislation would reactivate the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for all 2020 and 2021 natural disasters. It was introduced by Members of Congress from both parties who represent Western states hit hard by 2020 fires and boosts a program that is an important lifeline for agricultural producers whose crops were damaged by disaster, including smoke from fires.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced the Smoke Planning and Research Act, legislation to help state and local governments protect their communities from the public health risks of wildfire smoke.
Thompson Announces $19 Million for Power Generators for Tribal Health Programs Included in FY22 Spending bill Funding would help tribal areas impacted by power shutoffs
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that $19 million he requested for Tribal Health Programs in California to purchase power generators was included in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies’ Fiscal Year 2022 spending legislation. That funding would allow tribal health programs to buy power generators needed to boost resilience during power outages. Thompson wrote to the subcommittee in April 2021 asking it to include this funding in the legislation. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Lauds Passage of his PHONE Act Bipartisan legislation provides assistance to survivors of disaster rebuilding their homes
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the passage of the bipartisan PHONE Act, his legislation that allows survivors of natural disasters who lost their homes to keep their phone numbers at no cost to them while they rebuild. Often after homes are destroyed in natural disasters such as fires, the landline phone numbers need to be disconnected and if those numbers are offline too long, the service provider is required by law to reassign the phone number to other customers.