Thompson Announces $125 Million to Lower Energy Costs and Protect Homes from WildfiresApril 4, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California is set to receive $125,309,027 from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Thompson helped pass expanded this program so more working families can have their homes retrofitted. WAP home retrofitting includes installing insulation, updating heating and cooling systems, upgrading electrical appliances, and making other common-sense changes to help fireproof homes.
Thompson Introduces Bill to Exempt Late Unemployment Insurance Payments from TaxationApril 3, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced legislation that would exempt delayed unemployment insurance payments received in 2021 from taxation. The American Rescue Plan exempted from taxation $10,200 of unemployment benefits paid in 2020, but due to delays at the California Employment Development Department (EDD), many taxpayers did not receive one or more payments until calendar year 2021, leading many constituents with an unfair tax liability on their 2022 returns.
Thompson, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Fire Victims Don’t Pay Taxes on PG&E Court-Ordered Trust PaymentsApril 2, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that no fire survivors are taxed on the payments they received from the PG&E Fire Victims Trust. Following fires in 2015, 2017, and 2018, PG&E established a court-ordered trust of over $13 billion for survivors of these devastating events.
Thompson Votes to Pass SECURE Act 2.0 to Help Americans Better Prepare for RetirementApril 1, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Securing a Strong Retirement Act (SECURE Act) to increase retirement savings for Americans and simplify and clarify retirement plan rules. The bill also allows individuals to pay down a student loan instead of contributing to a 401(k) plan while still receiving an employer match in their retirement plan.
Thompson Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Women’s History MonthApril 1, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced a bipartisan resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month. Thompson introduces this resolution each year to mark March as Women’s History Month and celebrate the diverse history of our country’s women.
Thompson Celebrates Twelve Years of Lower Health Costs Under the Affordable Care ActMarch 26, 2022
Washington – Today, twelve years since President Obama and the Democratic Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) highlighted how this life-saving legislation has expanded access to quality, affordable health insurance in California and across the country.
Thompson Applauds EPA Decision to Uphold California’s Clean Air StandardsMarch 21, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversal of the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the waiver of federal preemption under the Clean Air Act for California’s Advanced Clean Car program. Rep. Thompson joined a letter with his colleagues to the EPA in July 2021 calling for this decision.
Thompson, Larson, Underwood Introduce Bill to Provide Energy Rebate to Consumers Legislation Addresses High Gas Prices with Monthly $100 RebateMarch 20, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Larson (CT-01), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 to address high gas prices by sending Americans an energy rebate of $100 per month (and $100 for each dependent) for the rest of 2022 in any month where the national average gas prices exceed $4.00 per gallon.
Thompson, Huffman Announce More Than $3 Million For Wildfire Mitigation in Sonoma CountyMarch 19, 2022
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that Sonoma County is set to receive over $3 million in federal funding to provide local jurisdictions the tools necessary to reduce the risks of natural disasters, including wildfires and earthquakes. This funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Resilience Planning and Public Services program which allocates $2,078,100 for Sonoma County and $1,000,000 for Santa Rosa.
Thompson Gets Key Wins for California’s Fifth District in Omnibus Funding BillMarch 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) applauded the funding on the way to California’s Fifth District as President Biden H.R. 2471 into law, sending over $10.8 million to his district for projects in every county. This law also provides funding for Ukraine and key domestic priorities.
Thompson Leads California Delegation in Defending Pandemic Unemployment BenefitsMarch 17, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) led 22 members of the California Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig calling for the protection of unemployment benefits after delays at the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
Thompson Sends Letter to President Biden Calling to Restart Negotiations on Historic Climate InvestmentsMarch 17, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) joined Reps. Sean Casten (IL-06), Nikema Williams (GA-05), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), and 85 other members of Congress to call on President Biden to use the $555 billion in climate investments that the House of Representatives has passed as the building block to restart reconciliation negotiations.
Thompson Announces 2022 Congressional Art CompetitionMarch 14, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2022 Congressional Art Competition and encouraged local high school students to submit their artwork. Each year, this competition allows the chance for students to have their art displayed in the United States Capitol for an entire year.
Thompson Leads Letter to Allow QR Codes on Grave Markers for all Fallen Heroes and VeteransMarch 14, 2022
Washington – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough calling for providing families of veterans with the option of utilizing Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) on grave markers or headstones to better tell the stories of our fallen servicemembers.
Thompson Announces More Than $12 million for Public Transit in California’s Fifth DistrictMarch 14, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the City of Santa Rosa and the City of Napa will receive a combined total of $12,744,156 in federal funding to purchase additional buses and upgrade and modify bus-related facilitates. The funding, which comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s Buses and Bus Facilities Program, allocates $4,288,300 for Santa Rosa and $8,455,856 for Napa.
Thompson Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Ensure Access to Prescription Digital TherapeuticsMarch 13, 2022
Washington – This week, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and David McKinley (WV-01) and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the bipartisan Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics to increase access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs).
Thompson Votes to Pass Bill to Further Isolate Russia from the Global EconomyMarch 12, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act to further isolate Russia from the global economy by banning the importation of Russian energy products, seeking to suspend Russia from the World Trade Organization, and reauthorizing the Magnitsky Act to allow the U.S. government to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them entering the country.
Thompson Secures $10.8 Million for California’s Fifth District Projects and PrioritiesMarch 12, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to secure over $10.8 million in Community Project Funding for California’s Fifth District. This funding, included in H.R. 2471 Funding For The People, will provide our communities with the resources they need to build a bright future.
Congressman Mike Thompson Endorsed by Mayors From Every County in Newly Drawn Fourth Congressional DistrictMarch 11, 2022
NAPA, CA – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has received endorsements from mayors in every county in the newly drawn Fourth Congressional District. Mayors from Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties who will be included in the new district are excited to see Thompson return to the region.
Thompson Calls on CPUC for Equitable Solution on Residential Solar PanelsMarch 5, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) continued his efforts to ensure that the Californians who did the right thing and installed solar panels do not face an increased tax on them. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed to significantly cut the net metering rate and apply a new tax on solar panels, leading to an average of a $90/month increase while decreasing the financial returns from selling excess energy.