Friday, January 18, 2013

Nielsen receives Senate committee posts

State Sen. Jim Nielsen has been named to the chamber's Health, Insurance and Veterans committees, his office has announced.

From Nielsen:
California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended and the Rules Committee unanimously confirmed Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) to serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization and as a member of the Senate Committees on Health, Insurance and Veterans Affairs.

A strong advocate for the needs of California veterans, Nielsen will be a forceful voice for the men and women in uniform and for the completion of the veterans’ homes in Redding and Fresno.

“Our veterans serve our country with integrity and pride; we must give them the support they have earned through their service,” said Nielsen.

On the Senate Committee on Health, Nielsen will fight to protect the quality of California's healthcare system as the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare” continues. Nielsen, along with fellow committee members, will review and examine the ramifications of this vast increase in federal government control over our healthcare.

“California's spending problems have not been erased by recent tax increases and the Legislature must be vigilant in guarding its finances when dealing with the ramifications of Obamacare,” said Nielsen.

These high level committee assignments follow Nielsen’s appointment as Caucus Whip in the Republican Leadership on Tuesday. Senator Nielsen was sworn-in as State Senator to represent California’s 4th Senate District on January 10, 2013 after a special run-off election to complete the senate term of newly elected U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa.

Senator Nielsen represents the Fourth Senate District, which includes the counties of Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba. To contact Senator Jim Nielsen, please call him at 916-651-4004, or via email at

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