Sen. Blunt chosen to serve as chairman of Rules Committee
Sen. Roy Blunt (Source: US Senate)
WASHINGTON (KFVS) -
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has been chosen to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for the 114th Congress.
According to Sen. Blunt's office, members of the committee voted for Sen. Blunt on Wednesday, and the full Senate confirmed the vote this afternoon.
The Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for overseeing matters relating to rules, procedures, and administration of the Senate.
“As the new Republican majority strives to get the Senate back to regular working order," Sen. Blunt said. "I'm honored that my colleagues chose me to fill this important role in the 114th Congress. I'm confident that we can restore and uphold the Senate's tradition of open debate in a more transparent and accountable way for the American people.”
Sen. Blunt has served as a member of the committee since joining the Senate in 2011.