Thompson is the representative for California’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Thompson is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for California’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1999 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Thompson.
Thompson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Thompson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 9, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mike Thompson sits on the following committees:
Thompson was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2254 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the “Janet Capello Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3327: Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act
- H.R. 5106 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo, California, as the “Philmore Graham Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3004 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post ...
- H.R. 6387 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 337 West Clark Street in Eureka, California, as the “Sam Sacco Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6237 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1351 2nd Street in Napa, California, as the “Tom Kongsgaard Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2429 (110th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an exception to the 60-day limit on Medicare reciprocal billing arrangements between two physicians during the ...
Does 13 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Health (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Commerce (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Immigration (5%)
Some of Thompson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7412: To establish a temporary voluntary program for support of insurers providing business interruption ...
- H.R. 7394: To establish a temporary voluntary program for support of insurers providing business interruption ...
- H.R. 7330: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for renewable ...
- H.R. 7186: Utility Resilience and Reliability Act
- H.R. 6799: Keeping the Lights On Act of 2020
- H.R. 6700: FEED Act
- H.R. 6693: Critical Access Hospital Expansion Act of 2020
From Jan 1999 to Jul 2020, Thompson missed 213 of 14,360 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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