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Dionne E. Thompson
Chief of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

Dionne Thompson currently serves as the Chief of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of Reclamation.

Ms. Thompson began her career in Washington, D.C. in 1993 when she was staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests. In 1995 and 1996 she provided counsel to Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, covering a wide range of issues including appropriations, environmental and natural resource issues.

Ms. Thompson worked as a senior energy and environmental aide to Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana from 1997 to 1999, and again as legislative director in 2008. She has also been an attorney in private practice, in the Department of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She has been with the Bureau of Reclamation since 2009.

Ms. Thompson is originally from Shreveport, LA, and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and has a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.