Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leaders

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for the 116th Congress will have two new vice chairpersons and four new whips, Task Force Chairperson and U.S. Representative Mike Thompson has announced.

Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents a portion of Martinez, has led the task force since its establishment shortly after the tragic active shooter massacre of school children and adults Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.

He also has released the full membership of the Task Force.

“After last year’s historic election and with our new majority ready to hold hearings and cast votes, I am honored to announce the leadership for the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in this 116th Congress,” he said in his announcement.

“These members hail from across our country, bring a diverse skillset and have already shown dedication and conviction on this issue. They have what it takes to combat gun violence,” he said. “Together, I know we can take the action the American people have been demanding.”

New vice chairpeople are Representative Jason Crow (Colorado District 06) and Representative Lucy McBath (Georgia District 06).

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