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Rep. Mike Thompson

Representative for California’s 5th District

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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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for California’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1999 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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 3, 2017 to Sep 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mike Thompson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Thompson was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 19 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (40%) Health (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Thompson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Thompson voted Yea

Thompson voted Nay

Passed 359/49 on Jun 28, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Thompson voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Thompson voted Nay

Passed 378/48 on Apr 26, 2017.

This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of …

Thompson voted No

Passed 360/61 on Dec 8, 2016.

The WIIN (Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation) Act was a 277-page bill dealing with federal water policies, particularly for drought-stricken areas. It’s so complex …

Thompson voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Thompson voted No

Thompson voted Aye

Thompson voted Yea

Passed 268/154 on Feb 5, 2014.

Thompson voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Thompson voted Aye

Passed 252/170 on Mar 29, 2011.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Sep 2022, Thompson missed 215 of 15,384 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: