Thompson and Huffman Announce $99 Million in Federal Funding for Fire Recovery Awarded locales include Sonoma County and the city of Napa
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and part of the City of Napa.
Thompson, Garamendi, Huffman, and 22 California Members Request Wildfire Disaster Declaration Cite catastrophic scope of Mendocino Complex, Steele Fires
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and 22 other Republicans and Democrats in the California delegation, including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), wrote to the President asking him to immediately grant California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have hit Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties over the past two weeks.
Thompson, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Demand State Department Ban Publication of Gun Blueprints Cite extreme danger of 3-D-printed guns to the public
Washington – Today Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Vice Chairs Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), Rep. David Price (NC-04), Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-04), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-08), Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and Rep Val Demings (FL-10) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding he reverse his position that would allow Defense Distributed the ability to publish the blueprints for 3-D-printed guns online, outside of background checks and licensing processes, and untraceable by law enforcement. Text of the letter is below and a copy is attached.
Thompson’s Amendment Directing Navy to Mitigate Wetlands on Mare Island Passes the House Legislation helps provide economic development opportunity
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation providing a plan to restore land on Mare Island that the U.S. Navy previously used as a firing range passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act
Thompson, Veterans Decry President’s Summit with Putin Call on president to denounce Putin, support intelligence community
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a Vietnam combat veteran, joined other military veteran members of Congress, including Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) in denouncing the President’s rhetoric at a summit with Putin in Helsinki.
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the President and Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting and joint press conference in Finland where the President denounced the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in our elections in 2016.
Thompson Slams GOP Efforts to Undermine ACA Bills marked up in committee don’t address long-term impacts of sabotage
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) slammed Republican efforts in a House Ways and Means Committee markup to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by repealing the employer mandate, undermining access to care for patients with pre-existing conditions, and ignoring the long-term impact of Administration-led sabotage of our health care system.
Thompson and DeSaulnier Visit Child Detention Facility in North Bay Continue call for HHS to reunite families as soon as possible
Vallejo – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) released the following statement after visiting a Health and Human Services (HHS) facility in Pleasant Hill for immigrant minors.
Thompson Blasts Administration for Denying Visit to Children Detention Facilities Thompson Calls on HHS to Open Its Doors and Stop Hiding
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar following the Department’s decision to deny his request to visit children detention facilities in our region despite following HHS’ protocol.
AMVETS Endorses Thompson’s Mare Island Cemetery Legislation Bill provides for restoration and maintenance of historic cemetery
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that AMVETS (American Veterans) has endorsed his bipartisan bill to repair the Mare Island Cemetery. AMVETS has more than 250,000 members across our nation and has served veterans and their families for more than 70 years.