Anna G. Eshoo was first sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives in 1993, after serving on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for 10 years.
Rep. Eshoo has served on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee since 1995 and is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which has primary jurisdiction over the Internet and telecommunications.
The Energy and Commerce Committee is responsible for legislation affecting Medicare, Medicaid, the National Institutes of Health, telecommunications, energy, the Internet, health-based environmental laws, children's health, biotechnology, high technology, bioterrorism, interstate commerce, consumer protection, and food and drug safety. As a member of the Committee, Rep. Eshoo has influenced major initiatives such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the healthcare reform bill.
Rep. Eshoo's work consistently earns the highest approval from a wide range of organizations, including the League of Conservation Voters, Humane Society, American Association of University Women, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Biotechnology Industry Organization, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Science Coalition.
- 04/23/12 -techcrunch.com