Congressman Thompson’s May Update

May Legislative Update

  • Congressman Thompson convened Members of Congress from the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for a forum with students from Parkland, Florida and other schools from around the nation to hear from the young leaders. Students shared their experiences with gun violence and their proposals for reform with over 40 members of Congress.

 

  • The Congressman also joined with local, state, and federal officials to mark the completion of major debris removal from the 2017 wildfires. This was the most expansive removal since the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, including 2.2 million tons of debris. Thompson’s work to secure federal dollars and resources for relief efforts continues.

 

  • Congressman Thompson’s legislation to help combat the opioid crisis passed the Committee on Ways and Means. His bills will help remove barriers to care for those suffering from addiction and increases treatment options. This is an important step forward but work to fight the crisis must continue. Thompson remains committed to studying all causes and exploring all options to promote access to treatment and help those still suffering.

 

  • The Congressman also announced his 2018 Student Leaders of the Year for each county in the Fifth Congressional District. Chosen for their academic achievements, leadership, and engagement in their community, the winners are:

 

  • Naya Murdock, Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffer, Phoeben Tang, Kate Wohlford, and Alan Kobylik in Contra Costa County;
  • The entire Middletown High School Leadership Class, including Kassandra Agapoff, Ellie Bazzano, Abbey Brown, Noah Brown, Treeanna Brownfield, Cade Browning, Aaliyah Cerveny, Casey Chicoine, Thomas Cook, Rose Duncan, Jack Farres, Alyssa Ferguson, Andrea Garcia, Julisa Garcia, Victor Guzman, Colton Hall, Kenna Harbison, Alyssa Hart, Yasamine Heidary, Amy Herrmann, Luke Holt, Jon Hoogendoorn Jr., Dimitrios Imbrunetti, Kaylee McKenney, Willard Morris, Trey O’Neill, Tyler Olson, Shea Rockwell, Taelor Roderick, Veronica Rosales, Alessandra Diaz, and Kyle Pryor-Landman in Lake County;
  • Travis Risely, Anthea Johnson, Isabella Goldman, Savanna Harwood, Larkin Dewyer, and Juan Carlos Mora in Napa County;
  • Carson Rendell, Shannon Sweeney, Azaria Riggins, and Olivia Sanchez in Solano County;
  • And Jonah Gottlieb, Jacquelyn Torres, Cian Martin, Kimberly Uzzo, Ellie Bon, and Lauren Worona in Sonoma County.