As he gets ready for a likely run for U.S. Senate, Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt has a new role in the G.O.P. leadership on Capitol Hill.
Politico reports that Blunt will oversee the ranking Republicans on each committee, helping them coordinate with party leaders.
"The leader has asked Mr. Blunt to be part of the leadership team, focusing on ranking members and integrating them more into leadership strategies," an aide told Politico.
It comes after Blunt stepped down as Minority Whip this fall. Politico reports that this new role for Blunt is a reward for stepping aside and avoiding post-election turmoil.
A formal announcement on the Blunt pick is expected soon.