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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 5
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFrank D. Riggs (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.97 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,543,730
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1991-1998
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Chico, 1982
Associate'sNapa Valley College
Master'sCalifornia State University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969-1973
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1951
Place of birthSaint Helena, CA
Net worth$2,215,504
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Thompson (b. January 24, 1951, in Saint Helena, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 5th Congressional District. Thompson was first elected to the House in 1998.

Thompson most recently won re-election in the 2012 election[1] for the U.S. House, representing California's 5th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from the 1st District by redistricting.[2]

Thompson began his political career in the California State Senate, serving from 1990 until his election to the U.S. House in 1998.

Thompson is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Thompson is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Thompson's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1969-1972: United States Army
  • 1982: Graduated from California State University, Chico with B.A.
  • 1996: Graduated from California State University, Chico with M.A.
  • 1990-1998: California State Senate
  • 1999-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Thompson serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Thompson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Thompson voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Neutral/Abstain Thompson did not vote on HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Thompson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Thompson voted for HR 2775.[15]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Thompson voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Thompson did not vote on House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Thompson voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[19]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Thompson voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[20]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[21]

Campaign themes

2012

Thompson's campaign website listed the following issues:[22]

  • BDCP
Excerpt: "The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) creates a flawed process for moving forward to address our water challenges. It is not based on science and puts the interests of South-of-Delta water contractors before our farmers, fishermen and local communities. We cannot allow this deal to move forward. Many of our families and small businesses that depend on the Delta would have their livelihood stripped away and the Delta’s diverse wildlife would be destroyed."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "We have to get our debt and deficit under control – and the best way to do this is through a balanced approach that cuts spending, asks everyone to pay their fair share, and creates jobs. More jobs means more revenue and more revenue to invest back in our communities."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "I am proud to have supported historic health care reform that is already helping millions of Americans. This law was a huge step forward, but there is still more to be done. I will keep working to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care"
  • Housing
Excerpt: "Our economy will continue to suffer, and consumer confidence will never return if we do not help hard working middle class families navigate this mortgage nightmare."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "America is a nation of immigrants, and we are a stronger nation because of it. However, our current immigration system is broken and in need of repair. 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."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Thompson is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Thompson won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 5th District as a Democrat.[1] He and Randy Loftin (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Stewart Cilley (R). Thompson then defeated Loftin in the general election on November 6, 2012.[23][24]

U.S. House, California District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Thompson Incumbent 74.5% 202,872
     Republican Randy Loftin 25.5% 69,545
Total Votes 272,417
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 5 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Thompson (D) Incumbent 72.2% 95,748
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Loftin (R) 16.7% 22,137
Stewart John Cilley (R) 11.1% 14,734
Total Votes 132,619

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $10,543,730 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[32]

Mike Thompson (California)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 5) Won $1,811,426
2010 US House (California, District 1) Won $1,912,475
2008 US House (California, District 1) Won $1,916,753
2006 US House (California, District 1) Won $1,747,991
2004 US House (California, District 1) Won $1,256,758
2002 US House (California, District 1) Won $965,688
2000 US House (California, District 1) Won $932,639
Grand Total Raised $10,543,730

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Thompson's reports.[33]

Mike Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2013$1,317,030.35$210,116.03$(169,641.94)$1,357,504.44
July Quarterly[35]July 15, 2013$1,357,504.44$261,347.66$(148,681.86)$1,470,170.24
October Quarterly[36]October 15, 2013$1,470,170.24$167,860.66$(171,101.00)$1,466,929.90
Year-End[37]January 31, 2014$1,466,929$209,164$(183,694)$1,492,399
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2014$1,492,399$203,445$(148,349)$1,547,496
Pre-Primary[39]May 22, 2014$1,547,496$83,124$(58,887)$1,571,732
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2014$1,571,732$288,590$(203,547)$1,656,776
Running totals
$1,423,647.35$(1,083,901.8)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,811,426 and spent $1,617,250.[41] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[42]

Cost per vote

Thompson spent $7.97 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,912,475 and spent $1,901,460.[43]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Thompson is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[44]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[45]

Thompson most often votes with:

Thompson least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Thompson missed 115 of 9,871 roll call votes from January 1999 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.2%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Thompson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,295,143 in 2011. He ranked 2nd on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 2nd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Thompson was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Thompson's staff was given an apparent $19,000.00 in bonus money.[48]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Thompson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,166,010 and $3,264,999. That averages to $2,215,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 28.03% from 2010.[49]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Thompson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $846,010 and $2,614,999. That averages to $1,730,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[50]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Thompson ranked 73rd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[51]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Thompson ranked 71st in the liberal rankings.[52]

Voting with party

2013

Thompson voted with the Democratic Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 29th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[53]

Personal

Thompson and his wife, Janet, have two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Congressman Mike Thompson seeks re-election but not for the North Coast", kiem-tv.com, August 15, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Michael Thompson," Accessed November 2, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 21, 2013
  5. Committee on Ways and Means, "Committee members," January 15, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  22. Campaign website, Issues
  23. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  24. Unofficial election results
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mike Thompson," Accessed March 22, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission "Mike Thompson Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Thompson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  41. Open Secrets "Mike Thompson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  43. Open Secrets "Mike Thompson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  44. Gov Track "Mike Thompson," Accessed June 7 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "Mike Thompson," Accessed July 31, 2013
  46. GovTrack, "Mike Thompson," Accessed April 2, 2013
  47. LegiStorm "Mike Thompson"
  48. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  49. OpenSecrets.org, "Thompson, (D-Cali), 2011"
  50. OpenSecrets.org, "Thompson, (D-Cali), 2010"
  51. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  52. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  53. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Riggs
U.S. House - California District 5
1999-Present
Succeeded by
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