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  • Thompson Marks Passage of Disaster Supplemental Includes Key Provisions to help North Bay recovery

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after voting to pass the Supplemental Appropriations Act. The bill contains key funding for which Thompson advocated to help the Fifth Congressional District with fire recovery. After a lengthy negotiation process, this bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature.

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  • Thompson Cosponsors Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act Bill aids Filipino WWII veterans and their families

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he has cosponsored the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, a bill to help expedite immigration proceedings for the children of Filipino World War II veterans who are citizens. This bill will help those children to be more quickly reunited with their families, some of whom have been waiting decades.

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  • Thompson Marks Memorial Day

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a Vietnam veteran, released the following statement marking Memorial Day.

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  • Thompson Lauds Passage of Disaster Supplemental in Senate Urges House to Vote Immediately on Bill with CA-05 prioritiesThompson Lauds Passage of Disaster Supplemental in Senate Urges House to Vote Immediately on Bill with CA-05 priorities

    Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the Senate passage of the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, which includes key priorities to assist with disaster recovery for California’s Fifth Congressional District for which Thompson advocated. A statement from Thompson is below.

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  • Thompson Votes to Pass Bipartisan Retirement Security Legislation Bill expands retirement savings access, protects gold star families

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, voted to pass H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019. This bill expands access to retirement plans for employees of small businesses, makes it easier for home health care workers in California to access retirement savings tools, and eliminates an unfair and unjust tax hike on Gold Star families caused by mistakes in the Republican tax law. A statement from Thompson is below.

     

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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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