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Thompson—'It's Not Perfect but It's Better Than Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff'

Congressman issues statement on bipartisan approval of legislation.

 North Bay Congressman Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, said he voted in favor of the bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff because to do otherwise would have triggered another recession.

The legislation was passed in the 11th hour, according to the Huffington Post.

Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement Tuesday on his vote:

“This legislation is far from perfect but it’s better than falling off the fiscal cliff. Doing nothing would have sent our economy into a tailspin and triggered another recession.

"Now that we have done what was needed to avoid the fiscal cliff, it’s time to focus on what should have been our priority all along: getting Americans back to work and getting our fiscal house in order,” Thompson added.

-- has been redistricted to the newly created 5th District, which represents Napa and Sonoma valleys and Rohnert Park-Cotati.

Healdsburg and Petaluma -- and much of the North Coast -- will be represented D-San Rafael, in the newly created 2nd congressional district.

According to the Press Democrat, Huffman will have his hands full as he heads off to Congress this month.

To read the Press Democrat article, click here.

Dee Baucher January 02, 2013 at 05:08 PM
This crazy way Sonoma County has been carved up..... all to gerrymander the vote. So that we have no real unified voice. Our state "representatives", as well as these two Congressmen.... do not really provide any tangible representation for us, because the issues that are unique to our county and most important to us have been diluted into a political-party amalgam of priorities. Our entire pretense of a democracy has been undermined. Don't bother interjecting any more of these canned political messages from our "elected officials". Its all a sham.

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