Thompson Lauds Passage of his PHONE Act Bipartisan legislation provides assistance to survivors of disaster rebuilding their homesJuly 23, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the passage of the bipartisan PHONE Act, his legislation that allows survivors of natural disasters who lost their homes to keep their phone numbers at no cost to them while they rebuild. Often after homes are destroyed in natural disasters such as fires, the landline phone numbers need to be disconnected and if those numbers are offline too long, the service provider is required by law to reassign the phone number to other customers.
Thompson Announces Bill to Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share to 90 Percent Included in FY22 Funding Legislation Legislation would boost federal share for 2020 disastersJuly 22, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation, the Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share Act, was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Funding Bill. Thompson’s legislation would boost the Federal cost share from 75 to 90 percent for any federally declared disasters in 2020.
Thompson Celebrates Start of Child Tax Credit Payments Calls tax break for working families a transformative momentJuly 18, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement marking the first round of expanded Child Tax Credit monthly payments that went out, estimated to help 80 percent of children in California’s Fifth Congressional District.
Thompson Announces Federal Funding for Critical Napa County Safety Program Included in Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8M for Napa County’s Public Safety Radio and Communications Upgrade ProjectJuly 15, 2021
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for a Napa County safety project was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 funding legislation released by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. That includes $1.8 million for Napa County’s Public Safety Radio and Communications Upgrade Project. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson, Local Child Advocates Hold Virtual Roundtable on Child Tax Credit Highlight benefits for children and families in CA-05July 10, 2021
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) convened a virtual Child Tax Credit Roundtable to hear from local child advocates and parents about the benefits of the credit. The Child Tax Credit was significantly expanded in the American Rescue Plan which passed the House in March. It’s a tax cut for most working parents that puts money in their pocket to pay for their family’s needs.
Thompson Announces His Request for $1 Million for the Santa Rosa Permanent Emergency Operations Center Included in Appropriations Bill Included as part of community funded project requests for FY22July 4, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $1 million for a Permanent Emergency Operations Center in Santa Rosa was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 funding package released today by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. This legislation was marked up yesterday and a statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Announces His Funding Request for the lake County Full circle Effluent Pipeline Project Request was included in Appropriations Bill Included as part of community funded projects requests for FY22July 4, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $320,000 for the Lake County Full Circle Effluent Pipeline Preliminary Design Report Update was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 funding package released today by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. This legislation was marked up on Thursday and a statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Votes to Pass Comprehensive Surface Transportation Legislation Including Funding for Six Critical Local Infrastructure Projects Bill includes Thompson’s requests for local infrastructure projectsJuly 4, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the INVEST in America Act, legislation that provides $715 billion over five years for investments in surface transportation and water infrastructure improvements across our nation. The bill includes $27 billion for California infrastructure and hundreds of millions for our district. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Applauds $5 Million He Requested Appropriated for Smoke Exposure Research Funding will help support research into impact of smoke on wine grapesJuly 2, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) lauded the $5 million in Federal funding that he requested that will be provided through the FY2022 Appropriations bill by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee. Thompson requested this funding in an April 2021 letter, citing the adverse effects of the recent fires on the wine community, both in California’s Fifth Congressional District and up and down the West Coast. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Introduces Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act Bill to crack down on abuse and exploitation of program meant to protect public landsJune 27, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures introduced the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, a bill designed to stop abuses of the conservation tax incentive designed to protect public lands. A companion Senate bill was introduced by Senators Daines and Stabenow. A statement from Thompson is below.
June 20, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 256, a bill to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Thompson is a combat veteran and Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus. He also voted against the original Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution in October 2002. Thompson released the following statement after the vote.
Thompson Announces Introduction of Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2021 Legislation offers comprehensive disaster relief through the tax codeJune 20, 2021
Thompson Votes to Pass Bill to Designate Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday Commemorates moment when final slaves were freed in TexasJune 19, 2021
Thompson, LaMalfa Celebrate 75th Anniversary of the California Waterfowl Association Applaud efforts to preserve wetlands and promote conservationJune 18, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced a resolution recognizing the significance of the California Waterfowl Association as the organization marks its 75th anniversary.
Thompson Announces Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave for Small Businesses is Extended Through September Tax credit secured as part of American Rescue PlanJune 17, 2021
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that a tax credit to help local small businesses cover the cost of providing sick and family leave has been extended through September. This tax credit, created by the American Rescue Plan, allows workers to care for sick family members, take time off if they are sick and use paid leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. It also supports small businesses that have been hit hard economically by the pandemic.
Chairman Thompson Remembers Pulse Nightclub Shooting Honors the memory of those killed, vows action to prevent gun violenceJune 15, 2021
Washington – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people.
Thompson Announces 2021 Service Academy Appointees Students chosen for their exceptional aptitude, work in the communityJune 11, 2021
Napa – 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 the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation Prep School.
Thompson Announces His Funding Request for Napa Valley Vine Trail Included in Upcoming Highway Bill Funding request clears important hurdle before committee markupJune 10, 2021
Napa – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his request for $3 million for the Napa Valley Vine Trail from Yountville to St. Helena was included in the infrastructure package that will be marked up later this week by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This is an important step before a vote on the House floor.
Chairman Thompson Applauds G7 Agreement on Global Minimum Tax Lauds important step towards greater tax fairnessJune 8, 2021
Thompson Highlights Importance of Community Funded Project Request to Napa County, Local Municipalities Visits Sheriff’s Department for firsthand look at need for upgrades to local public safety equipmentJune 4, 2021
Napa, CA – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) visited the Napa County Sheriff’s Department to hear firsthand how the Community Funded Project request made he made to the Appropriations Committee would boost public safety throughout the county. Thompson submitted a $1.8 million request for a Community Funded Project that would allow Napa County and local municipalities to upgrade public safety radio and communications equipment. This project would assist the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Napa Police Department, the City of St. Helena Police Department and the City of Calistoga Police Department. A statement from Thompson is below and photos are attached.