Newest Senator from Georgia Sworn Into Office, Assigned to Education Committee
Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to be the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in the Senate. Sen. Loeffler replaces three-term Sen. Johnny Isakson and long-time member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, who retired at the end of 2019 for health reasons.
Considered a political outsider, Loeffler has yet to state her positions on healthcare or education. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) welcomed Loeffler to the Senate, declaring in a joint statement, “This is the most women to ever serve in the Senate, and it comes at a time when we need more diverse voices in politics, not fewer.” Loeffler was sworn in last week and will serve on the HELP Committee.
To learn more about Sen. Loeffler, go here.