Speaker Bonnen nominates Landgraf for national Nuclear Legislative Working Group

AUSTIN — Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen today announced his nomination of State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) for the National Conference of State Legislatures' Nuclear Legislative Working Group.

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 wastes, and other nuclear energy issues critical to the nation.

Landgraf has served the people of District 81 - which includes Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties - since 2015. During the current 86th Texas Legislature, Landgraf is Vice Chairman of the House Transportation Committee. In previous sessions, he served on the House Energy Resources Committee and House Environmental Regulation Committee.

"Representative Landgraf is familiar with 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 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.

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 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.