Contact Information California 5th District House Representative Mike Thompson (D)

Contact Information California 5th District House Representative Mike Thompson (D)
Contact Information California 5th District House Representative Mike Thompson (D)

Birth Date:  01/24/1951

Political Experience

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 5, 2013-present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 5, 2018, 2020
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 1999-2013
  • Senator, California State Senate, 1991-1998

Where Does Mike Thompson Stand?

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About Quick Review Below

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What Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?     Pro-Choice
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?       Supports

Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Supports

Business
Campaign Finance Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?      Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?       Supports

Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?      Does Not Support

Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?     Supports

Education Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Supports
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?       Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?      Supports

Environment Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?       Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?      Supports

Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Do you generally support gun-control legislation?      Supports
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?      Does Not Support

Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?     Supports

High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?    Does Not Support

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?    Does Not Support

Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?      Does Not Support
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?       Does Not Support

Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?       Supports

Oil and Gas
Political Corruption
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Tax
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?     Supports
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 


After Reading Mike Thompson’s Questions and Answers

 


 

Issue Positions

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Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?      Pro-Choice

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • “I have also made a commitment for women to have reproductive choice and consistently voted against efforts that would limit this freedom.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “It is shameful that after millions of women worldwide took to the streets to voice their concerns, the President would ignore the will of the people and reinstate this harmful rule,” said Thompson. “Women are suffering the ravages of violence and disease across the world. Denying them access to medical care is needlessly cruel, and to do so immediately on the heels of the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade just adds salt to the wound.”

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?     Supports
  • “We have to make sure everyone pays their fair share. There is a growing gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of us. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the wealthiest one percent of Americans took home one-fifth of the income earned by all Americans. And, from 2009 to 2012, the top percent have seen their incomes grow by more than 31 percent while the rest of us have seen our incomes grow by less than one-half of one percent. This isn’t sustainable. To get our fiscal house in order, we have to reform our tax structure so that everyone plays by the same rules and everyone pays their fair share.”
  • “The budget cuts the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent, and according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center and Citizens for Tax Justice, taxpayers with income exceeding $1 million would receive an average tax cut of more than $200,000. These cuts and tax breaks are paid for by increasing taxes on working families by an average of $2,000.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “The framework Republicans unveiled today does not give any specifics as to how the middle class will benefit. And despite the President’s assurances to me yesterday that the Republican framework would not benefit the wealthiest among us in any way, this plan seeks to lower individual taxes for the highest earners by dropping the tax rate on the highest incomes, creating new loopholes for the owners of pass-through businesses, and repealing the alternative minimum tax.”
  • “Ways and Means Committee Democrats today unanimously opposed moving forward on seven permanent, unpaid-for extensions of tax provisions that cost taxpayers $93 billion and take the Congress in the opposite direction of comprehensive tax reform through a pick-and-choose approach.”

Budget: Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Supports

  • “As your representative in Congress, I am committed to making sure the promise of Social Security and Medicare is 100 percent certain today and for many years to come.”
  • “As your representative in Congress, I am committed to making sure the promise of Social Security and Medicare is 100 percent certain today and for many years to come.” (www.mikethompsonforcongress.com)
  • “I have always stood up for the promise of Social Security and Medicare, and I will continue to fight to make sure these programs are strong. Not only do Social Security and Medicare represent important promises to our seniors, they are also important to our economy.” (www.mikethompsonforcongress.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans.
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans.
  • “As a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Social Security, I’m fighting to strengthen our social safety net. For example, I’m working through the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security to pass the Social Security 2100 Act. This bill, of which I’m a proud cosponsor, would increase benefits and ensure Social Security is funded for the long-term. I’m also fighting to stop Republicans in Congress from privatizing Social Security and ending the Medicare guarantee.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “We must make sure today’s seniors are guaranteed the retirement security they’ve earned through a lifetime of hard work. And for tomorrow’s seniors, we must take whatever steps are needed to make sure that Social Security and Medicare continue delivering on their promise of protecting those who have worked hard all their lives.”

Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?      Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 1 – For the People Act of 2019.
  • Signed a letter stating: “Recent media reports indicate that several controversial policy riders designed to dramatically reshape federal campaign finance law are currently being considered for inclusion in the FY2018 omnibus spending package.[1] Specifically, it has been reported negotiators are considering: the elimination of coordinated spending limits on political parties, a repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment, which bars religious institutions from explicitly endorsing or opposing political candidates, and the enactment of additional prohibitions on the authority of the Securities Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Executive Branch to apply commonsense transparency measures to certain political activity. Each of these changes would have dramatic implications for our nation’s campaign finance system, widening the channels of influence for wealthy and well-connected campaign donors and further exacerbating the flood of undisclosed and unaccountable “secret money” into our political system.[2] Yet, the 115th Congress has not held one hearing, commissioned a single study, nor investigated in any serious way the ramifications of these ill-conceived policy riders. Put simply, it is irresponsible for Congress to advance these campaign finance changes without due deliberation and public debate.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “Most Americans agree that the rise of big money in politics undermines the basic guiding principle of our democracy–that every citizen enjoys equality under the law and an equal voice in our elections. While we believe that amending the Constitution should be reserved only for times when no other recourse will do, we have seen the impact of these decisions, and we are convinced that an amendment is ripe for consideration.”
  • “Proud to cosponsor the Democracy for All amendment, legislation that will overturn the Citizens United decision so we can get big money out of our politics and ensure our government works for the people.” (twitter.com)

Crime: Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?     Does Not Support
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
  • “Led by the Congressional Black Caucus, I was proud to vote for and pass the Justice in Policing Act. This bill includes three areas of reform to correct the decades of structural bias, discrimination and racism in our nation’s policing. That includes changes to hold police accountable through our court system, systems to better collect data that will provide transparency about misconduct, and programs to improve training that will address bias and aggressive tactics. This is a critical step forward, but it is just the start of our work. We all can and must do more.”

Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?     Does Not Support
  • “We have to take a hard look at everything to make sure taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck. We have to get rid of programs that aren’t needed, and if a program is needed we must make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible. During this review, everything needs to be on the table, including defense spending. The best and strongest national defense doesn’t have to be the most expensive national defense. “

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?      Supports

  • “Jobs are my number one priority, and that’s why I am fighting for a jobs plan in Congress that invests infrastructure, energy and education.” (www.mikethompsonforcongress.com)
  • “American families deserve for their government to put a spending plan in place that grows the economy and helps make sure everyone who works hard has an fair and equal opportunity to get ahead and succeed.”
  • “If this reckless spending plan was to ever be implemented it would be a devastating blow to hard working American families. It would kill jobs, raise taxes on working families, and make it harder to afford a home, send kids to college, and save for a secure and enjoyable retirement.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “One of the best ways to grow our economy is to put Americans to work fixing our roads, overpasses, ports and bridges. That’s why part of the jobs plan I am fighting for in Congress puts people back to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.” (www.mikethompsonforcongress.com)

Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?     Does Not Support

  • “The budget cuts the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent, and according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center and Citizens for Tax Justice, taxpayers with income exceeding $1 million would receive an average tax cut of more than $200,000. These cuts and tax breaks are paid for by increasing taxes on working families by an average of $2,000.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “Simply slashing the corporate tax rate to 15 percent is not going to help middle class families–especially when the beneficiaries are businesses that already pay little in taxes and keep shipping jobs overseas.”

Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?    Supports
  • “I’ve heard a lot of anxiety and worry from small business owners about the grant and loan programs set up in the CARES Act to help them. These programs have just begun. We are doing everything we can to help SBA process applications ASAP and secure more funding for the programs.” (twitter.com)
  • “Too many small businesses are having a hard time taking advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was instituted as part of the CARES Act to help those hit hard by the Coronavirus. I wrote to Treasury telling them to take immediate action to correct this issue.” (twitter.com)
  • “Good news: the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This bill that I voted to pass in the House improves the small business assistance programs formed because of #COVID19. It’s now awaiting the President’s signature to become law.” (twitter.com)

Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Supports

  • Rated 100% by National Education Association.
  • “There is still more that needs to be done. This Congress, we will again work to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The current system has done little to close the achievement gaps between urban and rural schools. Additionally, low-income and minority students are still struggling to achieve success. Throughout the reauthorization process, I will work to fix what’s not working, improve what is working, and work closely with parents and local education leaders to make sure any changes to this law are in the best interests of district’s students, teachers, and schools.”

Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?     Supports
  • “We should invest in new energy sources and strengthen established ones as we work towards energy independence. By doing this, we can create jobs, strengthen our national security, improve the environment and combat climate change.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “Clean energy is our future — a crucial part of deploying green energy that creates jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign energy sources, improves our environment. That’s why I am proud to introduce the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a bill to extend the energy investment tax credit at 30 percent for five years.”
  • “Harnessing the potential of renewable energy sources is a key part of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Master limited partnerships are tax structures that allow energy projects to get access to capital at a lower cost, making them more competitive to private investment. But these structures are currently only available to the oil, gas and coal industries. That’s why I’ve joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate to introduce the Financing Our Future Energy Act, a bill to expand MLP access to renewable energy projects in order to attract new investment. This will help create more jobs in the renewable energy sector, allowing us to better tackle the threat of climate change.”
  • “We need to build on these advances because renewable energy and all the jobs that come with it jobs in construction, design, development, engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing can be the foundation of our economy for generations to come.” (mikethompson.house.gov)

Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?    Supports

  • Signed a letter stating : “Dear Governor Brown, Governor Brown, and Governor Inslee: We applaud your leadership in combatting climate change and your contributions to the global effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. As members of Congress representing states on the West Coast of the United States, we all know how much we have to lose if we are unable to address this threat, and it is vital to our constituents that we do everything we can to address it. If the Trump Administration decides to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, we urge you to continue to uphold the core tenets and goals of this important international plan. We strongly disagree with President Trump’s decision to abdicate America’s leadership role, allowing other nations to lead on clean energy and job creation.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “The Paris Agreement calls for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and if Donald Trump’s administration won’t lead, our states must. We call on you to continue to uphold our commitments made under the Paris Agreement, and to show international leadership where the current Administration has failed.”

Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?     Supports
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association
  • “As a hunter and gun owner I believe we should protect a law-abiding individual’s Second Amendment right to own firearms. As a dad and grandfather I also believe that we have a responsibility to make our schools, streets and communities safe. We can do both, but Congress will need to step up.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “However, just as the First Amendment protects free speech but doesn’t allow you to incite violence, the Second Amendment has restrictions too.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “Unveiled Wednesday, the Thompson-King bill would expand the screening requirement to most private sellers, including those operating at gun shows and online.”

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Does Not Support

  • “It’s time to put these political games aside. By building on the reforms made in the Affordable Care Act, we can make sure every American can afford to go to the doctor. And that’s what matters.”
  • “As the husband of a family nurse practitioner, and a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, I know firsthand the challenges that exist in our current health care system. That is why, in March 2010, I voted to pass Affordable Care Act (ACA) landmark legislation that will hold insurance companies more accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans.” (mikethompson.house.gov)
  • “Mr. Speaker, it is said that insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, here we go again, the 56th bill to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.”

Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?     Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • “Good news – the Senate passed the House bill Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes free testing, an emergency paid leave program and expanded food assistance. Next step: being signed into law to help people in our community.” (twitter.com)

Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?    Does Not Support

  • ” I was also disappointed with continued discussion of the wall on our southern border. I have said before and will say again — there is no need for a border wall that is just a 7th Century solution to a 21st Century problem. Democrats are ready to work to fund smart, effective and technologically-advanced security solutions to keep our nation safe, just not a useless wall.”
  • “I wanted very much to see the new side of the President that we were all promised. I hoped he would make overtures to the millions of Americans he has alienated with his Muslim bans, deportation squads, and border wall. Unfortunately, we heard much the same speech he has delivered since the stump.”
  • “Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted for a bipartisan omnibus bill to avert a disastrous government shutdown. The compromise includes robust funding to treat and prevent devastating illnesses, maintain our background check system for gun purchases, combat the opioid epidemic, and more. It also blocked American tax dollars from being used for a border wall and prevented the defunding of Planned Parenthood.”

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?     Does Not Support

  • “We need comprehensive reform that that rewards individuals who play by the rules, allows children of immigrants to get a college education, provides a pathway to citizenship for families who have been here for generations, and establishes a guest worker program for those here doing jobs Americans don’t want to do.”
  • “We should establish a streamlined program for temporary workers, and address unauthorized immigrants who are currently in our country by creating an earned path to citizenship that requires steps like passing a background check, paying a reasonable fine and back taxes, and going to the back of the line behind those who are playing by the rules while continuing to live and work in the U.S.”

National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?      Does Not Support
  • Signed a letter stating: “”The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now confirmed that the only way to destroy North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is through a ground invasion. That is deeply disturbing and could result in hundreds of thousands, or even millions of deaths in just the first few days of fighting. As Veterans, we have defended this nation in war and we remain committed to this country’s security. We also understand that entering into a protracted and massive ground war with North Korea would be disastrous for U.S. troops and our allies. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, it appears, agree. Their assessment underscores what we’ve known all along: There are no good military options for North Korea. Invading North Korea could result in a catastrophic loss of lives for U.S. troops and U.S. civilians in South Korea. It could kill millions of South Koreans and put troops and civilians in Guam and Japan at risk. The Joint Chiefs said they have no reason to believe North Korea would resist using their stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons. It is our intent to have a full public accounting of the potential cost of war, so the American people understand the commitment we would be making as a nation if we were to pursue military action.”
  • “This is a complex and ongoing situation, and it cannot be solved by issuing threats or sending a single boat into the region. Maintaining stability will take a united coalition. It will require thoughtful, appropriate responses to North Korea’s aggression, not a unilateral approach. Neither the United States nor the President should act unilaterally whenever military force is concerned. Both Congress and our allies in the region have a role to play in any action.”

National Security: Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?     Supports

  • “Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), announced he would cosponsor a resolution to define limited terms for the use of military force in the Middle East. “After today’s classified briefing on Syria, there is no doubt that Congress must pass a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and specify the limitations under which the president can use military force to protect our national security,””
  • “I support bringing our troops home from Afghanistan as quickly and safely as possible and changing our policy to a counterterrorism strategy that focuses on the threat posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world, including here in the United States.”

Trade: Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?     Supports
  • Signed a letter stating: “As you conduct trade negotiations with China and Japan, we expect that you will consult closely with Congress on your objectives, requests, and progress. We urge you to ensure that any new agreements result in the removal of all tariffs, retaliatory or otherwise, on U.S. wine. The Administration must do all it can to support the international competitiveness of U.S. agriculture.”