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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.

Sen. Jon Ossoff and Sen. Raphael Warnock

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.

Follow their votes, public statements, campaign funding here.

Susan Catron is managing editor for The Current GA. She has more than two decades of experience in Georgia newspapers. Susan served as executive editor of the Savannah Morning News for nearly 15 years,...