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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:07am

Freshman Congressmen, Including Two From Georgia, In Washington For Orientation

Updated: 4 years ago.
Austin Scott at campaign event (photo courtesy Scott for Congress)

Ninety newly-elected Congressmen, including two from Georgia, are getting the lay of the land in Washington. They're attending “freshman orientation.”

Republicans Austin Scott from the 8th District and Rob Woodall from the 7th are spending the week in Washington learning how to be lawmakers. They’ll attend classes on ethics and parliamentary procedure. They’ll also find out how to set up a congressional office.

Austin Scott says when they arrived they were handed their Congressional Blackberry and laptop.

“The Blackberry goes off. It tells me what room I’m supposed to be in. So, one of the main things we’re discussing is the committee assignments and making sure that we’re there on Armed services and Agriculture. Those are our two asks.”

While campaigning for Scott, John Boehner, who is expected to become the next Speaker of the House, told the candidate he would do his very best to get Scott a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.