Alexander Gains Lead Role on Senate Committee that Preserves the Senate as “Protector of Minority Rights”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that yesterday he was elected unanimously by Senate Republicans to serve during the 112th Congress as the highest-ranking Republican, known as the “Ranking Member,” on the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, where the senator said “the Senate’s tradition as protector of minority rights from the ‘tyranny of the majority’ is preserved.”