U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., can expect to serve on to the Transportation and Infrastructure and Homeland Security committees of the 113th Congress.

The Republican Steering Committee in the House made the recommendations this week. The full House of Representatives is expected to ratify the assignments next week.

Sanford was elected in May to fill the 1st Congressional seat formerly held by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

“These are important committees, not just for the 1st congressional district, but for their ultimate consequence and effect on this nation,” Sanford said in a statement. “Should the Republican Steering Committee’s recommendation be ratified next week, I will work in both committees, not only on behalf of the 1st congressional district, but as I always have in the interest of the taxpayer.”