Missouri's Blunt to chair US Senate rules committee
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will chair the Committee on Rules and Administration during the next session of Congress.
The full Senate confirmed the Republican for the position on Thursday. Committee members voted in favor of Blunt the day before.
Blunt has served on the committee since 2011. He replaces Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York.
The committee deals with rules, procedures and administration of the Senate.
Blunt said he's confident he can help make Senate debate "more transparent and accountable" to the public.
The senator also serves on committees dealing with terrorism, the budget and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.