Louisiana's newest U.S. Senator to serve on several senate committees

Courtesy: KNOE
Courtesy: KNOE

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's newest U.S. Senator, Republican John Kennedy, has taken the oath of office as the latest term of Congress began.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also announced Senator Kennedy will have seats on the following committees:

• Appropriations
• Banking
• Budget
• Judiciary
• Small Business

Also sworn in Tuesday were two new U.S. House members for Louisiana's delegation: Republicans Clay Higgins in the southwest Louisiana-based 3rd District and Mike Johnson in the northwest Louisiana-based 4th District.