Former MO AG Hawley sworn in as Senator

Senators, Representatives sworn in on Jan. 3

COLUMBIA, MO (KFVS) - Josh Hawley has been sworn in as Senator from Missouri on January 3, 2019.

Hawley is the youngest senator in Washington.

The Republican is Missouri’s first new senator in eight years, taking over the seat that was previously held by Democrat Claire McCaskill.

Hawley was just one of the many government officials who took office with the rest of the new 116th congress.

The Republican Senator will be serving on five committees in the new Congress.

Hawley announced on Wednesday, Dec. 19 that he will be serving on the Judiciary, Armed Services, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Aging committees.

Hawley says these assignments means, “Missouri will have strong representation in some of the most important debates we will have as a nation.”

Hawley is currently serving as the Missouri State Attorney General. The Republican defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill in the 2018 November General Election.

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