U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has been named ranking member of the U.S. Senate Rules Committee. The position was previously held by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is the new Democratic leader of the Senate.

The committee is responsible for the rules and manages the operations of the U.S. Senate. It handles matters related to federal elections and good governance, and is one of the oldest Senate committees.

"Good governance requires fairness, transparency and efficiency. That will be my focus as ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee,"Klobuchar said in a statement. "The American people need to know that Congress is functioning and working for them."

Klobuchar will also continue her role as chair of the Senate Democratic Steering Committee. She was first named chair in 2014.