Thompson, Newhouse, Costa, Panetta, Axne, and 17 Members Introduce Reauthorization for the Emergency Relief ProgramAugust 8, 2022
Washington – This week, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Jim Costa (CA-16), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Cindy Axne (IA-03) and 17 members introduced legislation to reauthorize the Emergency Relief Program (formerly known as WHIP+) for natural disasters that occurred in 2022. The ERP offers critical assistance to agricultural producers, including grapegrowers, whose crops were impacted by smoke taint.
August 1, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, legislation that will help to address wildfires, drought, and the climate crisis.
July 31, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted for H.R. 4346, The CHIPS and Science Act. This bipartisan legislation makes historic investments to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities, bolster America’s scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthen America’s economic and national security. Many of these provisions passed the House in February as part of the America COMPETES Act.
July 31, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin announced the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic package to lower costs for families, address the climate crisis, and cut the deficit.
July 30, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 4040, the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, to expand telehealth and access to quality and affordable care. Rep. Thompson is a coauthor of H.R. 4040.
July 29, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has launched a new $1 billion Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. This program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by Congress, is designed to assist at-risk communities, including Tribal communities, non-profit organizations, state forestry agencies and Alaska Native corporations with planning for and mitigating wildfire risks.
July 23, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and advanced the CHIPS Act that would subsidize domestic semiconductor production. The bill would provide $52 billion to boost semiconductor production in the United States.
July 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 8351, the Formula Act, a bill to temporarily eliminate tariffs on certain infant formula imports to facilitate the ongoing importation of infant formula to address domestic supply shortages and production disruptions hurting American families.
July 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass two bills that together would protect the right to reproductive care and the right to travel across state lines for medical care. The bills voted on were the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 8296) and the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act (H.R. 8297).
July 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) issued the following statements urging swift action on their legislation protecting access to contraceptive health care nationwide.
House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Thompson Releases Statement on Senate Confirmation of ATF Director DettelbachJuly 15, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Steve Dettelbach as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
July 14, 2022
Washington – Today, Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) attended a ceremony at the White House celebrating the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the historic gun violence prevention law that Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law.
Thompson, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help First Responders Access Penalty Free Retirement FundsJuly 10, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) introduced the Protecting Public Safety Employees’ Timely Retirement Act of 2022, a bill to amend the federal tax code in order to allow first responders the ability to access their retirement funds penalty free upon reaching their eligible retirement age.
July 10, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Protecting Access to Contraception Act of 2022, legislation to codify the right of Americans to access contraception. This follows Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion stating that the court should reconsider substantive due process precedents, including Griswold v.
July 3, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Supreme Court decision ruled in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curtail the EPA’s ability to tackle climate change, protect the public from the harms of pollution, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act.
July 1, 2022
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that every request he submitted for community funded projects within Napa County was included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding legislation released by the House Appropriations Subcommittees. The projects include the Napa Homelessness Services Project, the Napa Valley Vine Trail Project, and the Ole Health Electronic Records Project.
Thompson, Garamendi, Costa Introduce American Port Access Privileges Act to Support California ExportersJuly 1, 2022
Benicia – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Garamendi (CA-03), and Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced the “American Port Access Privileges Act” (H.R.8243) to put U.S. exporters at the front of the line at our ports and support the American economy.
June 27, 2022
Washington – Today, President Joe Biden signed Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)’s H.R. 735 into law. This bill renames the United States Post Office in Cotati after Art Ibleto, the Pasta King.
“Proud to see President Biden sign my bill to rename the Cotati Post Office after my friend, Art Ibleto, into law,” said Thompson. “This will honor Art’s tremendous life and cement his legacy and contributions to our community. I look forward to honoring Art again at the official renaming ceremony and hope to join with all who knew the Pasta King to remember his life.”
June 27, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Senate passed this legislation by a vote of 65 to 33, with 15 Senate Republicans joining all 50 Senate Democrats. The bill passed the House by a vote of 234-193.