THOMPSON, ESHOO, GARAMENDI, HUFFMAN, LAMALFA, PANETTA AND 26 CALIFORNIA MEMBERS REQUEST WILDFIRE DISASTER DECLARATION
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and 26 other Republicans and Democrats in the California delegation, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) wrote to the President asking him to immediately grant California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have hit Lake, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties over the last week. The letter was also signed by Representatives Karen Bass (CA-37), Ami Bera (CA-7), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Paul Cook (CA-08), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Jim Costa (CA-16), Mark Desaulnier (CA-11), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Mike Levin (CA-49), Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Jerry Mcnerney (CA-9), Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Harley Rouda (CA-48), Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Juan Vargas (CA-51). Text of the letter is below and a copy is attached.
Thompson Launches 2020 Congressional Student Leadership Council Open to high school students across the district
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he is now accepting applications for his 2020 Student Leadership Council, open to high school students in California’s Fifth Congressional District. Launched in 2019, the Student Leadership Council is a chance for local students to learn more about their government and develop leadership skills.
Rep. Mike Thompson Applauds Vice Presidential Candidate Selection of Senator Kamala Harris Proud to support her candidacy and work to see her elected as first woman Vice President
(NAPA, CA) – Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in wholehearted support of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Candidate. Harris is currently serving as a United States Senator from California and served as the state’s Attorney General.
Thompson Celebrates Passage of Great American Outdoors Act Bipartisan bill to protect and preserve public lands
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill he coauthored and voted to pass that makes significant investments in the conservation of public lands, including fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thompson spoke on the House floor in favor of this bill.
Thompson Bill to Transfer Control of Mare Island Cemetery Included in Defense Funding Legislation Will help repair and maintain historic cemetery
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation to transfer control of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery to the Department of Veterans Affairs was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision allows for the cemetery to be properly repaired and maintained as the final resting place for hundreds of our nation’s heroes.
Napa – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:
Thompson, 16 California Members Write to Congressional Leaders Regarding Stimulus Checks Ask that future payments not be arbitrarily limited
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led 16 Members of the California delegation in a letter to Congressional leaders asking that any stimulus payments included in the upcoming Coronavirus relief package not be restricted to Americans earning less than $40,000. Citing the differing costs of living across the nation, the members asked that no such arbitrary restrictions be placed on future stimulus payments.
Thompson, Welch, Johnson, Schweikert, Matsui Introduce the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act Bipartisan bill to expand use of telehealth beyond health crisis
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06), and caucus member Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), announced the introduction of the Protecting Access to Post-Covid-19 Telehealth Act. This bipartisan bill will continue the expanded use of telehealth beyond the Coronavirus pandemic by eliminating restrictions on the use in Medicare, providing a bridge for patients currently using the practices because of the crisis, and requiring a study on the use of telehealth during COVID-19.
Thompson Votes to Pass Moving Forward Act Comprehensive transportation package includes Thompson’s green energy legislation
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which is the House’s signature comprehensive transportation and infrastructure package. The legislation includes two of Thompson’s bills, the GREEN Act and the Catastrophe Loss Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Announces Introduction of Business Interruption Relief Act Bill allows interruption insurance claims to be honored during shutdowns such as those due to Coronavirus
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has introduced H.R. 7412, the Business Interruption Relief Act of 2020. This bill will help sort through the confusion facing many businesses that closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic by creating a voluntary program that would reimburse insurers who voluntarily pay out business interruption claims. This program would support small businesses that have been hit hard by shutdowns due to Coronavirus.