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.
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.
Mike Thompson sits on the following committees:
Thompson was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 735: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 502 East Cotati Avenue in Cotati, California, as the “Arturo L. Ibleto Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 172: United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act of 2021
- H.R. 3589 (116th): Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 8440 (116th): Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020
- H.R. 6039 (116th): To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the city of Vallejo, California, for the transfer of Mare Island Naval …
- H.R. 806 (116th): Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019
- 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”.
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).
Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Thompson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1420: Expressing support for the designation of the week beginning on October 9, 2022, …
- H.R. 9083: To provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of products of …
- H.R. 8653: The Emergency Relief Program Reauthorization Act of 2022
- H.R. 8318: To restrict limitations on the possession, sale, purchase, transportation or use of any …
- H.R. 8319: Protecting Public Safety Employees’ Timely Retirement Act of 2022
- H.R. 7774: Commonsense Reporting Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1049: Recognizing the significance of California ricelands to wildlife conservation.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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