February 11, 2022
Washington – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Burn Awareness Week which runs from February 6, 2022 to February 12, 2022. This resolution asks local governments, health care organizations, first responders and people across the nation to commemorate National Burn Awareness Week to raise awareness about the seriousness of burn injuries and honor survivors, patients, and those who care for them.
February 10, 2022
Washington – This week, House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led over 70 members of Congress in uplifting the stories of survivors of gun violence during National Gun Violence Survivors Week. This week indicates the approximate time that gun deaths in the United States surpass the number of gun deaths experienced by peer countries in an entire calendar year.
February 7, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the America COMPETES Act to strengthen our supply chains, bolster American manufacturing, and boost American competitiveness. This bill is a comprehensive, strategic package that will power the success of America’s workers, businesses and economy at home and position America to compete on the world stage.
February 4, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) recognized the beginning of the fourth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week which runs from February 1 through February 7. This week indicates the approximate time that gun deaths in the United States surpass the number of gun deaths experienced by peer countries in an entire calendar year.
Congressman Mike Thompson Endorsed by Supervisors from Every County in Newly Drawn Fourth Congressional DistrictFebruary 2, 2022
NAPA, CA – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has received endorsements from Supervisors in every county in the newly drawn Fourth Congressional District. Supervisors from Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties who will be included in the new district are enthusiastic about Thompson’s representation of the region.
Thompson, Schatz, Wicker Call for Urgent Action to Permanently Expand Access to Telehealth in MedicareJanuary 31, 2022
Washington – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Congressional leadership urging legislative action to permanently expand and extend the use of telehealth in Medicare.
Thompson, Blumenauer, Fitzpatrick Urge Congressional Leadership to Provide Rapid Relief to RestaurantsJanuary 31, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for the rapid replenishment of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
Thompson, Costa, Neguse Lead Letter to President Biden Urging Increased Efforts to Mitigate WildfiresJanuary 30, 2022
Washington – This week, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jim Costa (CA-16), and Joe Neguse (CO-02) led a letter alongside 11 House colleagues from impacted districts to President Joe Biden calling for a more robust strategy to identifying and responding to wildfires.
January 29, 2022
January 23, 2022
Washington — Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson and Senator Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) and 39 of their colleagues yesterday called on the United States Confere
January 17, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California is set to receive $849.4 million to repair and improve the 1,536 bridges in poor condition throughout the state in 2022 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Congressman Thompson voted to pass this bipartisan law in the fall, helping to send $4.2 billion over five years to California’s bridges. This funding is part of the largest bridge formula program in American history.
January 14, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced a $665,256 grant for Touro University’s Resiliency Workforce Training Program. This funding will help Touro support and train health care and public safety workers who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic.
January 13, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 51 House and Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for swift and immediate action to increase the availability of COVID-19 rapid tests. The letter comes as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread across the country.
January 9, 2022
Vallejo, CA – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) is receiving $1 million in grants for Project HOPE. This grant, from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance’s highly competitive Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program, will be used to implement Project HOPE (Harm-focused Outreach, Prevention, and Engagement), a comprehensive framework that through strategic coordination and partnerships will deploy evidence- and community-based strategies to reduce, prevent, and suppress violent crime and gun violence in Vallejo’s hotspot neighborhoods.
January 9, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
December 21, 2021
NAPA, CA – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson today announced he will run for re-election in the newly numbered Fourth Congressional District. The district includes all of Lake and Napa Counties and portions of Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.
Following Oxford High School Shooting, Thompson, Murphy, Stabenow, Peters, Blumenthal, Slotkin Urge Department of Education to Issue Guidance on Safe Gun StorageDecember 18, 2021
Washington – U.S. Representative Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) joined by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) on Wednesday led 15 Senate Democrats and 99 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in urging the U.S. Department of Education to raise awareness about secure gun storage following the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, the lawmakers stressed the importance of the Department’s leadership in issuing best practices for school districts to inform parents about storing guns safely and away from kids.
Thompson, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Retirement Savings Act Bill allows survivors of natural disasters to access retirement funds to recover without fees or penaltiesDecember 12, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-16) announced the introduction of the Disaster Retirement Savings Act. This bipartisan bill helps survivors of natural disasters by allowing them to withdraw funds from retirement accounts to cover the unexpected and emergency costs related to disasters without incurring fees or penalties. This tax relief would be automatically triggered if the President issues a Federal disaster declaration. The legislation provides much needed certainty for survivors of natural disasters, such as the fires that have hit Thompson’s district over the past four years.
Chairman Thompson Blasts Senate Republicans for Blocking Action on H.R. 8 Rejected unanimous consent request by Senator MurphyDecember 11, 2021
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a unanimous consent request by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. Thompson’s legislation passed the House in March 2021 and has been awaiting a vote in the Senate.
December 1, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now taking applications for interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2022 semester. Potential interns from California’s Fifth Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply.