Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office after the Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Coats.
Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats will be a key player in the government's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
The committee voted 13-2 in favor of former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to replace James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration.
Former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., has been nominated by President Trump to be the next director of national intelligence.
Coats is a conservative who spent nearly two decades representing Indiana in Congress, from 1981 to 1999, serving in both the House and Senate.
Coats announced his retirement last year after spending decades in Congress.
More than 1,000 residents are eligible for HUD relocation vouchers for new housing.
Indiana's senators are working with their colleagues on legislation that would prevent known or suspected terrorists from purchasing guns.
Dickerson cited fewer than expected campaign donations and called on voters to support fellow Democrat Baron Hill.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, says shutting down the government would threaten an improving economy.