Thompson Lauds $25 Million for Gun Violence Research Included in Labor-HHS Appropriations Funding will go to CDC Research
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that $25 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research and study gun violence has been included as part of the FY2020 Labor-HHS appropriations. Chairman Thompson released the following statement in reaction to the news.
Thompson, Larson Meet with Napa County Social Security Leaders Discuss importance of securing program for future generations
Napa, CA – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John Larson (CT-01)met with leaders on seniors’ issues from Napa County, including Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, Heather Stanton of Napa County Commission on Aging, Seniors’ Advocate Betty Rhodes, Kris Brown of CSOA, and Celine Regalia of Collabria Care.
Thompson Announces Art Competition Finalist for Napa County Finalist moves on to district-wide competition
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Vincent Sims from American Canyon High School as the Napa County finalist in the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition for his piece, Qui Vivra Verra.
Thompson Announces Art Competition Finalist for Contra Costa County Finalist moves on to district-wide competition
Vallejo, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Allison Patrick from Alhambra High School as the Contra Costa finalist in the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition for her piece, Dye Trying
Thompson Reacts to Release of Redacted Mueller Report Calls for release of full document, public testimony from Mueller
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in reaction to the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’sReport on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, a redacted version of which was delivered to Congress today.
Thompson, Reed, Pascrell, Rice and Suozzi Introduce Bill to Permanently Extend Work Opportunity Tax Credit Bill expands workforce opportunities
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep Tom Rice (R-SC), and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) announced the introduction of H.R. 2213, a bill that permanently extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to help certain disadvantaged groups – including public assistance-dependent individuals, qualifying veterans, and persons with a physical or mental disability, among others – find permanent employment.
Thompson Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Drug Pricing Transparency Legislation Bill advances out of Ways and Means Committee
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), who serves on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to advance out of committee H.R. 2113, the Prescription Drug Sunshine, Transparency, Accountability and Reporting (STAR) Act. This bipartisan legislation is a combination of bills intended to promote and expand transparency in drug pricing, including requirements that manufacturers justify large, rapid price increases.
Thompson, Reed, Posey Introduce Motorsports Fairness and Permanency Act Provides tax certainty for motorsports industry
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Representative Tom Reed (NY-23) andRepresentative Bill Posey (FL-08), Co-Chair of the Congressional Motorsports Caucus, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Motorsports Fairness and Permanency Act, a bill that makes permanent the seven-year cost recovery period for motorsports entertainment complexes, giving these economic drivers the tax certainty needed to make long-term investments in safe racing environments
Thompson, Calvert, Harris and Feinstein Reintroduce Earthquake Mitigation Legislation Bill would exclude mitigation incentives from federal taxation
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced the reintroduction of the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act, legislation that makes incentives for residential seismic retrofits tax-free at the federal level. This will help expand earthquake mitigation efforts and bring the federal policy in line with California state policy.
Thompson Lauds IRS Guidance Clarifying Essential Housing Financing Available for Veterans and Farmworkers
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued much-needed guidance clarifying that tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds (PABs) can be used to help finance housing projects for veterans, farmworkers and other populations.