The Thompson Times has been on hold for several months as my office transitioned our official website (www.thompson.house.gov) and newsletter to a new operating system which is now complete.
The new website offers constituents better tools for keeping up to speed with developments in Washington and better access to my legislative work and oversight initiatives, in addition to more ways and a more user-friendly format to communicate with my offices and access services. I encourage everyone to visit www.thompson.house.gov to take advantage of these new improvements.
Since our last communication, the U.S. House of Representatives has been quite busy on numerous fronts. I've also been traveling the 5th District and meeting with as many constituents as possible in order to best advocate your most pressing concerns in Washington, D.C.
There is no question that families and small businesses continue to struggle under a fragile economy, and that all of us are feeling the pinch of high gas prices. For this reason, boosting economic growth and expanding jobs remain at the forefront of the House's agenda.
In addition to this work, I'd also like to update you on several legislative successes that I've had on proposals introduced over the last year.
As always, I benefit greatly from hearing your thoughts and concerns. Please don't hesitate to be in touch by calling one of my offices or through the website at www.thompson.house.gov.