Thompson Announces 2022 State of the Union Guests from California’s Fifth DistrictMarch 4, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced his guests for the 2022 State of the Union address. The invited guests include two restaurant owners who were able to keep their doors open, a housing advocate, a public health expert, and a former Lake County Board of Education trustee with a guest represented from each of the counties in California’s Fifth District.
Thompson Applauds President Biden’s State of the Union AddressMarch 4, 2022
Washington – Following President Biden’s State of the Union Address, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement. Congressman Thompson was chosen by Speaker Pelosi to serve as a designated survivor for the State of the Union address.
Thompson Presses for Greater Transparency and Accountability on the Release of Toxic Chemicals in BeniciaFebruary 28, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after reports showed that Valero had been releasing chemicals in Benicia for years. The report shows that levels of pollution from the refinery in Benicia produced emissions that were hundreds of times higher than allowed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Thompson Condemns Russian Advances in Ukraine and Calls for Stronger Sanctions Against Russia, PutinFebruary 28, 2022
St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) called for action to impose stronger sanctions against Russia and Vladimir Putin as the Russian invasion into Ukraine continues.
Thompson, Johnson Urge House Leadership to Reauthorize United States Anti-Doping AgencyFebruary 26, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) sent a bipartisan letter to Congressional leadership calling for the reauthorization of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in the upcoming government funding legislation.
Thompson Announces Over $4 Million in Grants to Santa Rosa for Secure Housing During Covid-19 PandemicFebruary 25, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the City of Santa Rosa is receiving a $4,313,977 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This grant will reimburse the city for a program that relocated at-risk residents from the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to the Sandman Hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Mike Thompson Files for Reelection to Represent Newly Drawn Fourth Congressional DistrictFebruary 18, 2022
(NAPA, CA) – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has filed to run for reelection in the newly numbered Fourth Congressional District. The district includes all of Lake and Napa Counties and portions of Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.
Chairman Thompson Releases Statement on Sandy Hook Families Receiving a Settlement from RemingtonFebruary 18, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in response to the $73 million settlement that Sandy Hook families are receiving from Remington Arms, the maker of the rifle that was used to kill 26 students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut.
Thompson Announces Nearly $2 Million Grant for Virtual Health Care in Sonoma CountyFebruary 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Santa Rosa Community Health (SRCH) is receiving a $1,999,488 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Optimizing Virtual Care program.
Chairman Thompson Holds Hearing on Economic Impact of Infrastructure InvestmentsFebruary 18, 2022
Washington – Today, Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) held a hearing titled “Examining the Economic Impact of Federal Infrastructure Investment” to hear how the investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create economic opportunities and how the tax code can expand economic investment in our infrastructure.
Thompson Calls Out Disgusting Campaign Ad Depicting Gun Violence Towards Elected OfficialsFebruary 14, 2022
Washington – Today, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement in response to an advertisement from a candidate running for the United States Senate in Arizona shooting a gun at President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Mark Kelly.
Thompson Announces $56 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for CaliforniaFebruary 13, 2022
Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that over $56 million is on the way to California from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along key roads and highways. Congressman Thompson worked to secure these investments to create good-paying jobs, improve charger access for California drivers, help protect California’s environment, and support American car manufacturers’ rapidly growing EV production.
Congressman Mike Thompson Endorsed by Law Enforcement from Every County in Newly Drawn Fourth Congressional DistrictFebruary 12, 2022
NAPA, CA – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has received endorsements from law enforcement officials in every county in the newly drawn Fourth Congressional District. Sheriffs and District Attorneys from Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties who will be included in the new district are excited to see Thompson represent our region in Congress.
House Passes Thompson’s Bill to Rename Cotati Post Office in Honor of the Pasta King, Art IbletoFebruary 11, 2022
Washington – Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)’s H.R. 735, a bill to rename the Cotati Post Office in honor of Arturo L. Ibleto, the Pasta King. The City of Cotati passed a resolution requesting that Congressman Thompson introduce this bill to honor Art’s life and legacy.
Thompson, Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Resolution To Recognize National Burn Awareness WeekFebruary 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.
Thompson Leads Congressional Efforts to Recognize National Gun Violence Survivors WeekFebruary 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.
Thompson Votes to Super-Charge American Innovation and CompetitivenessFebruary 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.
Chairman Thompson Recognizes Start of National Gun Violence Survivors WeekFebruary 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.