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

Congressman issues statement on bipartisan OK 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 the falling off the fiscal cliff," Thompson said. "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 entire 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.

To read the Associated Press account -- as published in the Press Democrat -- of the "fiscal cliff" legislation approval, click here.

Robert Herrick January 02, 2013 at 05:19 AM
There was nothing really "bi-partisan" about his bill. He voted for it simply because he's a democrat and that's what Obozo wanted him to do.


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