Mike (Mike) Thompson (D-USH05)
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District: 707.226.9898
District FAX: 707.251.9800
Room 231 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0505

Residence: St. Helena, CA
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Janet Thompson   DOB: 1/24/1951
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Wine Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
Co-ChairPurple Heart Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Telehealth Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Natural Disaster Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
Co-ChairCongressional Shellfish Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
Co-ChairMilitary Veterans Caucus
Co-ChairRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberHouse Outdoor Recreation Caucus (HORC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tax Policy
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hidden Heroes Caucus for Military and Veteran Caregivers
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Contra Costa / Lake / Napa / Solano / Sonoma


Mike Thompson represents California's 5th Congressional District. The district includes all of Napa and parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He was first elected in 1998. Prior to serving in Congress, Thompson represented California's 2nd District in the California State Senate where he chaired the powerful Budget Committee.

Thompson is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he serves on the Health and Select Revenue subcommittees.

Thompson is the co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Wine Caucus, which consists of over 215 U.S. Senators and House members. He is a member and was twice co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. He is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, which is composed of Democrats committed to bipartisan problem solving and fiscal responsibility.

In 1990, Thompson was the first Vietnam veteran elected to the California State Senate. He served in combat with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He was also an instructor at the Army's Airborne School.

Thompson is recognized in Congress and throughout his district as a strong leader for Democratic principles who has built a solid reputation for bipartisan problem solving.

Thompson's number one priority in Congress is to create jobs and grow our economy. He has co-authored numerous pieces of legislation to improve our nation's infrastructure, boost our renewable energy economy, and better our education system.

As Co-chair of the bipartisan Military Veterans Caucus, he led the effort to improve treatment options for servicemembers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. He has authored bills to help veterans find work as they make the transition back to civilian life. And, as someone who went to college on the GI Bill himself, he helped lead the effort in Congress to pass the 21st Century GI Bill. With a national debt of more than $17 trillion, Thompson is working on a balanced approach to get our fiscal house in order that includes creating jobs, cutting spending, asking everyone to pay their fair share, and requiring Congress to pay for the bills it passes. In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Thompson was named Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Thompson is a hunter, gun owner and strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He also believes that Congress should do more to reduce gun violence. In February of 2013, Thompson's task force released a comprehensive set of policy principles that will reduce gun violence and respect the Second Amendment, including expanding the criminal background check system to all commercial firearm sales.

Thompson is the husband of a family nurse practitioner. He knows firsthand of the challenges that exist in our health care system. That is why he voted to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is working to build on the reforms made in the ACA to further improve everyone's access to affordable, quality health care.

As an avid outdoorsman, Thompson is committed to preserving our district's beautiful lands. Thompson was awarded the Sierra Club's Edgar Wayburn Award for passing legislation that permanently protects 273,000 acres of wilderness in Northern California. The award is given in recognition of service to the environment by a person in government. Thompson was joined by other Sierra Club award winners, including former Vice President Al Gore and author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Thompson is the co-author of comprehensive immigration reform. He also has worked to ensure equal rights for same sex couples, and has co-authored legislation that gives state and local law enforcement the tools to prosecute hate crimes based on sexual orientation. As a combat veteran, Thompson worked to end the discriminatory policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Thompson is a small vineyard owner and was the maintenance supervisor for the Beringer Winery. He has taught Public Administration and State Government at San Francisco State University and California State University, Chico. He received his Master's of Public Administration from California State University, Chico.

He is married to Janet Thompson. They have two sons, a firefighter and a deputy sheriff, and three wonderful granddaughters.

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