FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/13/2019
Speaker Bonnen Nominates Rep. Thompson for National Nuclear Legislative Working Group
AUSTIN – Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen today announced his nomination of Representative Ed Thompson for the National Conference of State Legislatures' Nuclear Legislative Working Group.
"As Vice Chairman of the House Environmental Regulation Committee, Representative Thompson is familiar with many of the issues that will be tackled by this national working group," said Speaker Bonnen. "His leadership through several legislative sessions has already benefited the people in his district and will now play a key role in shaping national policy on this important front."
The Nuclear Legislative Working Group provides legislative members from across the country with the opportunity to learn about the cleanup of federal nuclear weapons production and research facilities, the transportation and storage of radioactive waste, and other nuclear energy issues critical to the nation.
"I'm honored to have been selected by Speaker Bonnen to participate in the Nuclear Legislative Working Group," said Representative Thompson. "Last year I participated in NCSL's Legislative Energy Horizon Institute and learned a great deal about the energy issues facing our nation, and I'm pleased to get the opportunity to build on that work and continue to be a voice for my district and state."
In addition to Rep. Thompson, Speaker Bonnen also submitted the nomination of Rep. Brooks Landgraf (Odessa) to be part of this national working group. The Nuclear Legislative Working Group has addressed nuclear energy and waste management issues since 1992. A part of the National Conference of State Legislatures, this working group is made up of legislators from select states who are appointed by state legislative leadership. It meets twice a year.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths, and territories. It provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
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