Thompson Votes to Pass Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act Bill expands ACA, protects patients with pre-existing conditions
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, voted to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This bill works to enhance the progress made by the Affordable Care Act, including strengthening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Marks Passage of Justice in Policing Act Landmark legislation to combat structural racism in policing
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) marked the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to combat structural racism and discrimination in policing. Thompson released the following statement after voting to pass the bill.
Chairman Thompson, 47 Democratic Cosponsors Introduce GREEN Act comprehensive approach to tackling climate change using the tax code
Washington – Today House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 47 Members of Congress announced the introduction of Thompson’s Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. This legislation, the principles of which were first unveiled last November, works to tackle the threat of climate change through the tax code. This includes an unprecedented extension and expansion of renewable energy use to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Thompson, Eshoo, Panetta Write to FBI Director Asking for Action to Prevent More Violence by Boogaloo Boys Letter follows deadly attacks on Bay Area constituents linked to those associated with the radical movement
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) wrote to FBI Director Chris Wray asking for further action to prevent violence by members of the so-called Boogaloo Boys and a report to Congress on any current or planned investigations into the group. Two recent murders in Northern California have been linked to the group. A copy of the letter is below.
Thompson Announces 2020 Service Academy Appointees Local students selected for excellence in academics, public service
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that five local students have been nominated and accepted offers to our nation’s military service academies, including U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson, Military Veterans Caucus Ask Defense Secretary to Rename Military Bases Bearing Names of Confederate Leaders Bipartisan military veteran members join the call
Washington – Today Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led a bipartisan group of 8 Members of the Military Veterans Caucus in a letter asking Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to develop a plan to rename military bases currently named after Confederate leaders. The letter was signed by Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Don Bacon (NE-02), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Jason Crow (CO-06), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06). Thompson led a similar letter asking for these military installations to be renamed in August 2017. A copy of the letter is below and attached.
Thompson, Eshoo, Lofgren, Matsui, Bera, Huffman, LaMalfa, Swalwell, DeSaulnier, Khanna, Panetta Introduce Utility Resilience and Reliability Act Bill to help power grid better withstand extreme weather events
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Members of the Bay Area Delegation – Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07), Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) – announced the introduction of the bipartisan Utility Resilience and Reliability Act. The bill will help build in resiliency into Federal power standards and help provide programs and recommendations on responding to and mitigating the impact of extreme weather events. Plans for this bill were first announced in late November and in response to last year’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs that hit Northern California and left millions without power.
Thompson Announces Contra Costa County’s Allison Patrick as Art Competition Winner Winning piece to hang in U.S. Capitol for the next year
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Allison Patrick from Alhambra High School in Contra Costa County as the 2020 Congressional Art Competition Grand Prize Winner. Her piece, Black Water Lilies, which is a paper and light abstract photograph, will hang in the Capitol for the next year. A copy of her photograph is attached.
Thompson Announces 2020 Summer Reading Challenge Encourages all CA-05 pre-K through 8 students to join
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the beginning of his 2020 Summer Reading Challenge open to students through eighth grade who live in the Fifth Congressional District. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Votes to Pass Bill to Improve Small Business Assistance Programs Legislation improves flexibility of Paycheck Protection Program
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. This bipartisan bill was introduced to improve the small business assistance programs launched in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and help get assistance to the businesses that need them the most. A statement from Thompson is below.