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Ellmers named to lead health care panel

Posted January 31, 2011 1:24 p.m. EST
Updated January 31, 2011 2:23 p.m. EST

Second District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

— North Carolina's newest member of Congress has already been named to chair a health care panel.

Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers will lead a subcommittee on the topic in the House Small Business Committee.

“As a nurse and small business owner, Renee Ellmers will be a great resource as the committee examines ways we can improve the health care law without creating new problems for American entrepreneurs,” House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., said in a statement.

Ellmers campaigned on a promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. She and her husband run a medical clinic in Dunn.

She said she would work to promote economic growth and private sector job creation.