Rep. Renee Ellmers was recently appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and she has learned what will be her areas of focus.
Ellmers, a Republican representing the 2nd District, will sit on three subcommittees: Health, Communications and Tehchnology, and Oversight and Investigations.
The committee is led by Rep. Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, and had 54 members during the session of Congress now in its final weeks. Founded in 1795, Energy and Commerce is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House.
"I am honored by the faith (Upton) has shown in my ability to serve," Ellmers said in a release. "This is an important opportunity for the 2nd District and North Carolina as we look ahead to the issues we will be working on next year."
She said an array of policies affecting daily lives of North Carolinians will be considered over the next year, from driving cars to internet use to going to the doctor