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Isakson Takes Oath in U.S. Senate

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Isakson Takes Oath in U.S. Senate
Swearing-in Marks Beginning of Six-Year Term

WASHINGTON - With his family and hundreds of Georgia supporters watching, Johnny Isakson (R-GA) was sworn in to the United States Senate today by Vice President Cheney, marking the beginning of his six-year term and the opening of the 109 th Congress.

Isakson, 60, took the oath along with 33 other senators who were elected in November. Georgia's senior senator, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), walked Isakson down the aisle in the Senate chamber.

"I am humbled and honored to take this oath today to serve the state of Georgia in this great chamber along with Senator Chambliss," Isakson said. "I look forward to working closely with the Senate leadership and President Bush to find solutions to the issues we face as a nation."

Isakson has pledged to continue supporting President Bush in Iraq and to work with him on the major domestic issues that Congress is expected to address this year, including Social Security and immigration reform.

Isakson was elected in November to a six-year term in the Senate to succeed retiring Senator Zell Miller (D-GA). Isakson previously served three terms in the U.S. House representing Georgia's 6 th District.

The Senate leadership has named Isakson to serve on four Senate committees that have jurisdiction over education, healthcare, transportation, environment, ports, veterans' affairs, job and small businesses. His committee assignments are:

  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship