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Mission

The mission of NCSL's Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) is to provide legislative members with the opportunity to learn about nuclear energy and related policy activity around the country. NLWG brings together the nuclear energy industry, government, and nonprofit professionals to foster communication with legislators. Through these efforts, NLWG members help guide NCSL policies that serve as the basis for NCSL's advocacy before the federal government on behalf of state legislators. NLWG is composed of legislators who are appointed by state legislative leadership. The program is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. 

Nuclear Legislative Working Group
Co-Chair: Senator Matt Boehnke, Washington
Co-Chair: Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois

NCSL Contacts: Betsy Smith (Denver) 

Members by States

Alaska
Senator Click Bishop
Senator Cathy Giessel
Representative Mike Prax
Representative George Rauscher
Arkansas
Representative Rick Beck
Representative Matt Duffield
Representative Aaron Pilkington
California
Senator Toni G. Atkins
Senator John Laird
Connecticut
Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan
Representative Jonathan Steinberg
Georgia
Representative Chuck Martin Jr.
Representative Bill Werkheiser
Idaho
Senator Mark Harris
Senator Dave Lent
Illinois
Senator Mattie Hunter
Kansas
Representative Leo Delperdang
Representative Mark Schreiber
Kentucky
Representative Randy Bridges
Senator Danny Carroll
Representative Suzanne Miles
Maryland
Senator Benjamin Brooks
Senator Katherine Klausmeier
Montana
Representative Gary Parry
Christopher Christopher Pope
Senator Jason Small
Representative Katie Zolnikov
Nevada
Assemblymember Natha C. Anderson
Senator Chris Brooks
Assemblymember Gregory T. Hafen II
Senator Dallas Harris
Assemblymember Howard Watts III
New Jersey
Senator Bob Smith
New Mexico
Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon
Representative Cathrynn N. Brown
Representative Christine Chandler
Senator David M. Gallegos
Senator Brenda McKenna
Representative Matthew McQueen
Representative Andrea Romero
Senator Jeff Steinborn
North Carolina
Senator David Craven
Oregon
Senator Bill Hansell
South Carolina
President Thomas C. Alexander
Representative Sylleste H. Davis
Tennessee
Senator Rusty Crowe
Representative Sam McKenzie
Representative John Ragan
Senator Ken Yager
Texas
Representative Brooks Landgraf
Representative Ed Thompson
Utah
Senator Curtis S. Bramble
Senator David P. Hinkins
Representative Steven J. Lund
Virginia
Senator Jeremy S. McPike
Washington
Senator Matt Boehnke
Representative Skyler Rude
Wyoming
Representative Donald Burkhart Jr.
Senator Dan Dockstader
Representative Lloyd Larsen

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