Thompson Votes to Pass the Presidential Election Reform Act Bipartisan Legislation Ensures the Will of People is Not OverturnedSeptember 24, 2022
Washington — Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Presidential Election Reform Act, a significant bipartisan bill that would reform the Electoral Count Act in the wake of the attack on the Capitol on January 6th and other illegal attempts by the former president and his allies seeking to overturn the 2020 election. The bill passed the House by a vote of 229-203. The bill now heads to the United States Senate.
Ways and Means Advances Thompson’s Bipartisan Mental Health LegislationSeptember 24, 2022
Washington – Today, the Committee on Ways and Means unanimously voted to pass H.R.432, the Mental Health Access Improvement Act, legislation from Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY) expanding access to mental health services for seniors on Medicare.
Thompson, Levin Lead Letter Urging CPUC Not to Undermine Solar Incentives in Updated Net Energy Metering ProposalSeptember 21, 2022
Washington — Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led a Congressional letter with Rep.
Thompson Attends White House Ceremony to Celebrate the Inflation Reduction ActSeptember 16, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) attended a ceremony at the White House celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic package designed to lower costs for families and take the most significant climate action our country has ever seen. The bill was signed into law on August 16, 2022 by President Biden.
Thompson Releases Statement on Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IISeptember 11, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after it was announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away.
Thompson, Calvert Lead 25 Members of Congress on Letter to Combat Wildfires and Prepare Additional ResourcesSeptember 9, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Ken Calvert (CA-42), and 25 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging additional support for combating wildfires and ensuring our communities have the resources they need to suppress wildfires.
Thompson, USDA Under Secretary Bonnie Hold Roundtable with Local Agriculture LeadersSeptember 5, 2022
Napa – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Robert Bonnie today hosted a roundtable for agricultural leaders and groups.
Thompson Releases Report on Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for California’s Fifth DistrictSeptember 4, 2022
St. Helena — Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released a report that showed families in our district will soon see more affordable prescription drugs for Medicare recipients and lower health insurance premiums made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Thompson Applauds $23.4 Million Grant for California Agriculture and Specialty CropsAugust 29, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the California Department of Food and Agriculture a $23.4 million grant from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).
Thompson, Napa County Leaders Hold Press Conference on Historic Climate Provisions in Inflation Reduction ActAugust 27, 2022
Rutherford – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) held a press conference at the Honig Vineyard and Winery with local leaders from Napa County to highlight the impact of the climate provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act. The majority of the climate provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act are from the GREEN Act which was originally authored by Rep. Thompson.
Thompson Recognizes 87th Anniversary of Social SecurityAugust 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) recognized the 87th Anniversary of Social Security by vowing to preserve this critical program that helps protect our nation’s most vulnerable and provides beneficiaries a lifeline that empowers them to live a life of dignity and buy necessities from groceries to prescription drugs.
Thompson Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Cutting Costs for Families and Investing in Climate ActionAugust 15, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an historic package designed to lower costs for families and invest in climate action. The bill passed the House by a vote of 220-207 following a 50-50 vote in the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Thompson Announces USDA Funding for Napa Valley GrapegrowersAugust 14, 2022
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Napa Valley Grapegrowers are set to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Risk Management Agency (RMA) to educate growers and producers on farm risk management and climate-smart farm practices.
Thompson Announces Transportation Grant for Napa County Bus System ImprovementsAugust 14, 2022
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Napa Valley Transportation Authority $6,341,892 in grants through the Fiscal Year 2022 Low-No Grant Program and the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program.
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.
Thompson Votes to Pass Wildfire Response and Drought Resilience ActAugust 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.
Thompson Votes to Lower Costs for Consumers, Create American Jobs, and Strengthen National SecurityJuly 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.
Thompson Applauds Senate Agreement on Reconciliation PackageJuly 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.
Thompson Votes to Expand Telehealth Options and Modernize Health Care SystemJuly 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.
Thompson Announces $1 Billion Wildfire Defense Grant ProgramJuly 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.