Throughout the past 4 sessions, I have served on the House Economic Matters Committee that addresses issues having to do, primarily, with business concerns. Some of the issues that we hear involve utilities, energy, banking, insurance, workers compensation and a variety of business regulations across many industries. I have worked diligently to protect the small business owners and their families. In fact, as a freshman legislator, I was appointed to be the Ranking Member of the committee. Being the highest ranking Republican has led to extra hours and responsibilities, but certainly worth the effort.