St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the California Department of Food and Agriculture a $23.4 million grant from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).
Thompson, Napa County Leaders Hold Press Conference on Historic Climate Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act
Rutherford – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) held a press conference at the Honig Vineyard and Winery with local leaders from Napa County to highlight the impact of the climate provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act. The majority of the climate provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act are from the GREEN Act which was originally authored by Rep. Thompson.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) recognized the 87th Anniversary of Social Security by vowing to preserve this critical program that helps protect our nation’s most vulnerable and provides beneficiaries a lifeline that empowers them to live a life of dignity and buy necessities from groceries to prescription drugs.
Thompson Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Cutting Costs for Families and Investing in Climate Action
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an historic package designed to lower costs for families and invest in climate action. The bill passed the House by a vote of 220-207 following a 50-50 vote in the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Napa Valley Grapegrowers are set to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Risk Management Agency (RMA) to educate growers and producers on farm risk management and climate-smart farm practices.
Napa – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Napa Valley Transportation Authority $6,341,892 in grants through the Fiscal Year 2022 Low-No Grant Program and the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program.
Thompson, Newhouse, Costa, Panetta, Axne, and 17 Members Introduce Reauthorization for the Emergency Relief Program
Washington – This week, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Jim Costa (CA-16), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Cindy Axne (IA-03) and 17 members introduced legislation to reauthorize the Emergency Relief Program (formerly known as WHIP+) for natural disasters that occurred in 2022. The ERP offers critical assistance to agricultural producers, including grapegrowers, whose crops were impacted by smoke taint.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, legislation that will help to address wildfires, drought, and the climate crisis.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted for H.R. 4346, The CHIPS and Science Act. This bipartisan legislation makes historic investments to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities, bolster America’s scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthen America’s economic and national security. Many of these provisions passed the House in February as part of the America COMPETES Act.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin announced the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic package to lower costs for families, address the climate crisis, and cut the deficit.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 4040, the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, to expand telehealth and access to quality and affordable care. Rep. Thompson is a coauthor of H.R. 4040.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has launched a new $1 billion Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. This program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by Congress, is designed to assist at-risk communities, including Tribal communities, non-profit organizations, state forestry agencies and Alaska Native corporations with planning for and mitigating wildfire risks.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and advanced the CHIPS Act that would subsidize domestic semiconductor production. The bill would provide $52 billion to boost semiconductor production in the United States.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 8351, the Formula Act, a bill to temporarily eliminate tariffs on certain infant formula imports to facilitate the ongoing importation of infant formula to address domestic supply shortages and production disruptions hurting American families.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass two bills that together would protect the right to reproductive care and the right to travel across state lines for medical care. The bills voted on were the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 8296) and the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act (H.R. 8297).
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) issued the following statements urging swift action on their legislation protecting access to contraceptive health care nationwide.
House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Thompson Releases Statement on Senate Confirmation of ATF Director Dettelbach
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Steve Dettelbach as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Washington – Today, Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) attended a ceremony at the White House celebrating the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the historic gun violence prevention law that Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law.
Thompson, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help First Responders Access Penalty Free Retirement Funds
Washington – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) introduced the Protecting Public Safety Employees’ Timely Retirement Act of 2022, a bill to amend the federal tax code in order to allow first responders the ability to access their retirement funds penalty free upon reaching their eligible retirement age.
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Protecting Access to Contraception Act of 2022, legislation to codify the right of Americans to access contraception. This follows Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion stating that the court should reconsider substantive due process precedents, including Griswold v.