Chairman Thompson to Bring Gun Violence Survivor and Prevention Advocate to State of the Union Dr. Sakran survived shooting, became trauma surgeon
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, and Director of Emergency General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Sakran was nearly killed by a gunshot wound as a teenager and has spent his life working to care for trauma victims, including those injured by gun violence.
Chairman Thompson Announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Leadership for 116th Congress includes slate of new vice chairs and whips
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Task Force will have two new Vice Chairs and four new Whips for the 116th Congress. Thompson also released the full membership of the Task Force for the current Congress, including new members.
Thompson and Katko Reintroduce the Mental Health Access Improvement Act Bill expands Medicare for better access to mental health services
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced they have reintroduced the bipartisan and bicameral Mental Health Access Improvement Act. This bill would expand access to mental health services for seniors by allowing Medicare coverage to include marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors.
Chairman Thompson Lauds Upcoming Hearings on Gun Violence Prevention in Judiciary Committee Hearing to be held February 6
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the announcement from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerold Nadler (NY-10) that the committee would hold a hearing entitled “Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action” next Wednesday, February 6 at 10am. This is the first hearing on this topic in nearly a decade and since the Democrats retook the majority. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson and Wittman Announce Reintroduction of North American Wetlands Conservation Act Bill helps to fund conservation projects at wetlands across our nation
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the bipartisan and bicameral reintroduction of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), a bill that authorizes $60 million per year for wetlands conservation from 2020 to 2024. A bipartisan companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), John Kennedy (R-LA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Tom Carper (D-DE).
Thompson and Joyce Announce Reintroduction of Portable Fuel Container Safety Act Bill would establish safety standards to help prevent fire accidents
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced they have reintroduced the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, a bill that directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to put forth a standard requiring Flame Mitigation Devices like flame arrestors to be used to prevent fire accidents.
Thompson Amendments to Provide Disaster Relief Pass the House Legislation offers agriculture support and increases CDF funding
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that two amendments he offered to H.R. 268, the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, passed the House on Wednesday afternoon. The first amendment would increase funding by $50 million for the Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund (CDF) program to assist with unmet recovery needs from the 2017 fires. The second amendment would allow emergency funding in the underlying bill to be used to assist grapegrowers whose crops were damaged by smoke from the 2018 wildfires.
Thompson Named Chairman of House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Will lead influential House tax writing committee
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the below statement after being named as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures within the House Committee on Ways and Means. This appointment now goes to the full Democratic Caucus for review where it is expected to be confirmed.
Thompson, 44 California Members Condemn President’s Language on California Wildfires Urge him to retract false claims
Washington –Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 44 other Members of the California delegation – including Representatives Maxine Waters (CA-43), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Zoe Logfren (CA-19), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Grace Napolitano (CA-07), Susan Davis (CA-53), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Linda T. Sanchez (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), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Scott Peters (CA-52), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), 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), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), TJ Cox (CA-21), Josh Harder (CA-10), Katie Hill (CA-25), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Harley Rouda (CA-48) – slammed the President’s false and defamatory statements on Twitter about the California wildfires.
Chairman Thompson Joins Democrats and Republicans to Introduce Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 Bill expands background checks to be universal
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congressman Pete King (NY-02), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), House Judiciary Subcommittee Chairwoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), Congresswomen Robin Kelly (IL-02), Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-06), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) announced the introduction of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, legislation that requires background checks on all firearm sales