New Rep. George Holding of Raleigh has been named to the House Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees.
Both committees track his experience in public life. Holding is a former U.S. Attorney and a former aide to Sen. Jesse Helms, who was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Holding, a Republican who is representing the 13th district, will sit on three judiciary subcommittees: Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law; and Immigration and Border Security.
He will also sit on the foreign affairs subcommittees on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats and and the one on Asia and the Pacific.
"My background as a former U.S. Attorney will guide my work on the Judiciary Committee -- a committee which safeguards our Constitution, strengthens our borders by enforcing our immigration laws, and furthers innovation by protecting copyrights and patents from infringement," Holding said in a statement.