Thursday, Jan. 3, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar was sworn in to the 116th Congress.

Klobuchar was joined at the Capitol by her family and many Minnesotans.

"I have always approached my job with one simple value: putting the people of Minnesota first," Klobuchar stated in a news release. "In this new Congress, I will continue to work to bring down the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, find real solutions to the threat of climate change, protect our elections and our privacy, and improve our nation's infrastructure. I believe the way to higher ground is by finding common ground and I will keep working to find that common ground and move this country forward."

Klobuchar serves as the ranking member on the Senate Rules Committee, and as a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee and the Commerce Committee. She is also the chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Klobuchar was the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota and formerly served as Hennepin County attorney.