Loeffler is the co-founder and CEO of Bakkt and a co-owner and co-chair of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream team.

Kelly Loeffler, Georgia’s newest senator, will be sworn in Jan. 6

A swearing in ceremony for Kelly Loeffler will be held Jan. 6, a spokesman confirmed.

No other details about the first official day on the job for Georgia’s newest U.S. senator have been announced.

Jan. 6 is the Senate’s first work day of the new year, and Loeffler must take the oath of office before she can cast votes.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the calendar open for the entire month in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

A decision on whether the president should be removed from office is likely to be the first major vote cast by Loeffler. She already indicated she will vote with Republicans against Trump’s removal.

In addition to being sworn in, Loeffler must also set up her new office and hire staff. She is also in the process of severing certain business ties in order to hold office.

Previously, her office announced that she will serve on the Senate’s Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.

Earlier this week, Intercontinental Exchange announced that Mike Blandina will replace Loeffler as CEO of Bakkt, a digital assets trading and payments platform.

Loeffler will replace U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is retiring Dec. 31 due to health issues.

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