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Isakson named to Senate Finance Committee

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was named on Thursday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

The Finance Committee has jurisdiction of tax policy, oversees trade policy, Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, according to Isakson's office.

"My No. 1 priority in the Senate is to rein in federal spending and restore fiscal soundness to our country so that our children's and grandchildren's futures are bright and prosperous. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am committed to finding meaningful solutions and working with anyone who will sit down at the table to turn our country's course to reduce our debt and deficits," Isakson said in a statement.

Isakson will continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Select Committee on Ethics.

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