U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia will lead the Republican minority on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress.

The committee is particularly important, as its website notes that it handled impeachment proceedings against presidents in 1974 and 1998.

Collins was elected to the state House in 2006 and graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School during his first term. He joined the U.S. House in 2013 and has a district office in Gainesville. He was re-elected with nearly 80 percent of the vote on Nov. 6. He is currently vice chair of the House Republican Conference and vice chair of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

“I’ve been committed to advancing the conservative agenda as a member of the committee since day one,” Collins said in a press release. “I look forward to the hard battles and noble work before us.”