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
Thompson Sworn in to Serve California’s 5th Congressional District Applauds historic Democratic majority
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) was sworn in to serve as the Member of Congress representing California’s Fifth Congressional District and celebrated the historic majority’s priorities for the coming session.
Thompson Slams President’s Shutdown Urges him to accept compromise CR, reopen government immediately
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement in reaction to the President forcing a partial government shutdown.
Thompson Responds to Administration’s Rule banning Bump Stocks Calls for full legislative action to ban conversion devices
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) responded to the news that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has issued a rule banning both the production and distribution of bump stock devices that turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic rifles.
Thompson Marks Six Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting Vows action in new Congress to address gun violence
Washington – Today Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Member-Elect Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has joined the Task Force for the 116thCongress