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  • Members of Congress Push For Removal of Wine Tariffs

     Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mike Thompson (both D-Calif.) and 17 of their congressional colleagues today called on the Trump administration to ensure any new trade agreements with China or Japan remove tariffs on U.S. wine.

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  • Thompson Announces 2019 Service Academy Appointees Local students chosen for their academic and public service records

    Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that three students from the Fifth Congressional District have been nominated and accepted offers to our nation’s military service academies. Students have been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Marks 100 Days Since Passage of H.R. 8 Calls on Leader McConnell to hold a vote in Senate

    Washington – Today House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on behalf of the Task Force marking 100 days since the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. 

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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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