Thompson Votes to Pass Heroes Act Legislation boosts state and local governments, invests in relief efforts to help working families
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act. This is the fifth Coronavirus relief bill passed by the House since March and includes critical provisions for which Thompson advocated to provide relief for state and local governments, food assistance and to help small businesses keep their lights on. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson Releases Results of Coronavirus Relief Survey Sees support for expanding Federal assistance, cautious approach to reopening
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the results of his Coronavirus Relief Survey, polling constituents about their experience during the Coronavirus pandemic. This survey was conducted from May 1 through May 8 and results include answers from 4605 respondents. The survey was emailed out to constituents via Thompson’s mail records list as well as circulated via press reports and Thompson’s social media accounts. Respondents were chosen by self-selection. A statement from Thompson is below.
Thompson, Kind, Panetta, Horsford Join to Release Keeping the Lights On Act of 2020 Bill addresses economic crisis by providing fully refundable tax credit for critical business costs like rent and utilities
Washington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04) announced the Keeping the Lights On Act of 2020. The bill, which will be introduced in the next pro-forma session, provides Federal support to businesses in order to cover essential fixed costs—rent, utility, and mortgage payments—during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thompson, McGovern, Davis, Harris, Scott Join Chef José Andrés to Introduce the FEED Act Bill allows Feds to pay all costs to states to partner with restaurants and provide food to vulnerable populations
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02), Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in introducing the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act. This bill allows the Federal government to pay 100 percent of the cost to states and localities so that they can partner with restaurants and nonprofits to prepare nutritious meals for vulnerable populations, such as seniors and underprivileged children. These partnerships will support businesses and small farmers as the Coronavirus pandemic continues.
Thompson Launches Coronavirus Survey for Constituents Asks all CA05 residents to share their opinions
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he has launched an online Coronavirus Relief Survey to allow constituents to share their thoughts on the current pandemic and what should be done to bring relief to our district. Launched in an easy-to-complete form on his site, this survey will be open to responses for the next week.
Thompson Votes to Pass Coronavirus Relief Package Cites important funding to help small businesses, hospitals
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, the fourth bill in a series of packages to provide health care resources and economic relief from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thompson released the following statement regarding his vote.
Chairmen Thompson, Lewis Seek Answers Regarding Delays with Stimulus Payments Write to treasury secretary asking for answers
Washington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) released a letter written to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for answers about continued delays of stimulus payments to millions of Americans. The Chairmen cited news reports of payments incorrectly going to tax preparers or third-party banks and not the intended taxpayer. They demanded answers about these delays and returned payments, including what steps are being done to correct these mistakes. A copy of the letter is below.
Chairman Thompson Asks Mnuchin for Answers Regarding Small Business Aid in CARES Act Cites reports help went to large restaurant companies before legitimate small businesses
Washington – Today, Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to express concern that much of the critical aid in the CARES Act never made it to legitimate small businesses to help keep workers on the payroll. One example is the reports that Potbelly and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse received major funding while small restaurants were left empty-handed. Thompson asked for answers as to whether these programs are being administered as intended in order to help small businesses. A copy of Thompson’s letter is below.
Chairmen Thompson, Lewis Demand Answers from Treasury Secretary Regarding Reports About Delayed Rebate Checks President’s name reportedly being added to checks at last minuteWashington – Today Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for an immediate explanation regarding news reports that the President’s name was being added to the economic impact payments at the last minute and potentially delaying the delivery of this badly needed economic relief. The Chairmen demanded an immediate answer and a timeline by which these checks would be sent. A copy of the letter is below.
Thompson Introduces the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act Bill to ensure insurers can’t deny claims due to closures forced by major events
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the introduction of the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill to ensure businesses who purchase interruption insurance won’t get their claims denied because of major events, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, public safety power shutoffs or evacuations. This insurance compensates businesses for lost revenue when they are forced to close and, in many cases, is the difference between staying open and closing permanently. A statement from Thompson is below.