Rookies don’t always get prime spots in the U.S. Senate committee lineup, but Georgia’s duo fared well.
The senior senator from Georgia, Jon Ossoff, starts his full, six-year term on the four key committees: Banking Housing, and Urban Affairs; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Rules and Administration; Judiciary. Ossoff also was named chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a spot that’s famous for powerful bipartisan work.
Raphael Warnock starts his partial, two-year term as part of the committees on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; commerce, Science and Transportation; and joins Ossoff on the Banking panel. He is also a member of two committees shared with the Senate: the Special Committee on Aging and a Joint Economic Committee.