Now that the November 4th elections are behind us, the chairman position of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee is what's ahead for U.S. Senator David Vitter.

"That'll be a great opportunity to highlight the changes we need to unleash the power of small business and job creation and job growth throughout Louisiana and throughout the country," Vitter told Louisiana Radio Network.

Vitter's emphasis, he says, will be on the power and importance of our energy economy.

Meanwhile, Vitter was recently honored with the "Certified Tax Fighter" award for this year by the National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC) for his record of fighting against tax increases and government spending.

“I’ll continue fighting against tax increases and fundamental tax reform to lower rates for everyone," says Vitter. "Also, we must drastically reduce the complexity and end the special-interest provisions in our tax code. To rein in spending and taxation, we need a balanced budget constitutional amendment that includes a requirement that says any tax increase needs a super majority,” Vitter said. “Fundamentally, President Obama has rejected all attempts at meaningful tax reform that do not include major tax increases, but I hope with a new Senate majority that we can convince him to sign pro-growth tax reform.”