Nine conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have formed a new group in hopes of pushing a more conservative agenda in the chamber.
The new House Freedom Caucus will give ‘a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them,’ the group announced in a statement Monday.
The group is an alternative to the Republican Study Committee, which some lawmakers contend has become too close with the House Republican leadership.
‘We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty and prosperity of all Americans.’
The group’s founding members are Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Rep. John Fleming, R-La., Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Iowa, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.