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DeSaulnier Gets Key Senate Committee Posts

Press Release

Location: Sacramento, CA


Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announces his appointments by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments; Transportation & Housing; and Health.

DeSaulnier's newly received appointments are in addition to his chairmanships of the Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Budget Subcommittee #4: State Administration, General Government & Judicial.

"Senate President pro Tem Steinberg has given me varied committee assignments. These reflect the diverse needs of my district and align well with the challenges the people of our state face in these difficult economic times.

"We must be watchful economic stewards throughout this legislative year and understand the immense opportunity we have to reform our vital social systems—health, transportation and political. I am particularly excited by the appointment to the committee on Elections, which will allow me to further work on constitutional reform and Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 which calls for a constitutional convention. We are approaching our challenges with a fundamentally flawed system. Our current state of upheaval calls for a major governmental overhaul," said DeSaulnier.

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