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Mike Thompson Report

JUNE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

  •  The Senate introduced their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The nonpartisan
  • Congressional Budget office found it would cost 23 million people their health insurance. Mike slammed the bill for its cruelty and called on Republican leadership to work with Democrats on a plan that expands access to healthcare and makes it more affordable.
  • Mike voted against the repeal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The recession proved that Wall Street cannot be allowed to gamble with our money again. People lost their savings, their homes, their retirement accounts, and their jobs. Mike opposes any measure that would undermine the middle class or the gains we’ve made since 2008.
  • After the President pulled America from the Paris Climate Accords, Mike joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Climate change poses serious threats to our community and our country. We’ve already seen some of the worst flooding in memory damage homes and businesses in our district. The Climate Solutions Caucus is composed of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats—40 in total—committed to addressing the risks and reality of our changing climate.
  •  In the wake of the shooting on Republican Members of Congress during their practice for the annual charity baseball game, Mike called for civility and compassion to return to our politics. Hatred and threats cannot be tolerated. He continues to wish for a speedy recovery for Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was injured in the attack.
  • Mike welcomed Vallejo resident and high school senior Alannah Elyse Ruiz to Washington, and presented her with the Congressional Award Gold Medal. Alannah earned the medal after completing 400 hours of community service by tutoring foster children, serving as a teen mentor at Kaiser Permanente, and volunteering at a soup kitchen in Solano County. She also completed 200 hours of physical fitness training and organized a week long cultural immersion trip to Aruba.