Georgia's 9th District Congressman Doug Collins is set to take the top GOP spot on the House Judiciary Committee.
Collins, who is from Gainesville, was nominated by his Republican colleagues for the post Thursday night, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The full House GOP conference will have to vote on the appointment before it's a done deal. The newspaper report said the recommendation to elevate Collins to the position was made by the Republican Steering Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee oversees matters related to the "administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies and law enforcement agencies," according to a definition on the committee's website.
Collins was first elected to Congress in 2012 and was recently re-elected for another term, soundly defeating Democratic challenger Joshua McCall on Nov. 6.