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  • House Freedom Caucus members stand by Marjorie Taylor Greene

    02/02/2021 9:34:23 PM PST · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 2nd | by Kerry Picket
    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs defended Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Tuesday amid a Democratic plan to strip the controversial Georgia congresswoman of her committees. “Since taking back the House majority in 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat conference have led the most radical agenda in our nation’s history, stopping at nothing to overthrow and undermine the Trump presidency and to demonize fellow Republicans in Congress," Biggs said in a statement. "They seek to silence and discontinue conservative voices, while expanding their progressive, anti-American schemes. The Left is aided by their allies in the mainstream media, who issue...
  • Liz Cheney Faces Blowback After Embracing Impeachment

    01/13/2021 10:27:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 01/13/2021
    Conservative hard-liners are moving against House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney after she pledged to impeach President Donald Trump — the first serious signs of blowback since she made her position public. Less than 24 hours after Cheney said she would vote to remove Trump from office for his role in the deadly Capitol riots, some of the president’s closest allies are now taking steps to oust the No. 3 Republican from leadership. Members of the Freedom Caucus began circulating a petition Wednesday to force a special conference meeting so they could debate and vote on a resolution calling on...
  • Conservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year

    05/20/2020 3:08:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Juliegrace Brufke
    A group of GOP lawmakers led by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is calling on the Trump administration to temporarily stop issuing any new guest-worker visas amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday, the lawmakers praised the White House’s decision to limit the number of immigrants coming into the country during the health crisis, but argued more action needs to be taken to ensure Americans who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak have ample opportunities to find new employment. “We should not force Americans to compete with foreign nationals while...
  • Freedom Caucus To (Texas) Governor: Job Losses Cost Lives, Too

    04/15/2020 9:14:28 AM PDT · by abb · 5 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 15, 2020 | Andy Hogue
    While nine members of the Texas House Freedom Caucus thanked Gov. Greg Abbott for “solid and steady leadership during this historic crisis,” the signers of a letter written Tuesday agree the time has come to let the economy breathe again during the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. “The clear messages we are hearing [from constituents] lead us to this conclusion: Texas must immediately increase healthcare and business activity while maintaining protections for the most vulnerable Texans,” the letter said. “Accordingly, we respectfully ask that you loosen your state-wide executive order to the greatest extent possible while giving local jurisdictions the flexibility to respond...
  • While everyone focuses on the coronavirus, new Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is fixing the White House

    04/09/2020 7:40:42 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 21 replies
    noqreport.com ^ | April 9, 2020 | CQ Livingston
    As a Congressman and co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows unified conservatives while rankling moderate Republicans. As the new White House Chief of Staff, he’s unifying allies of President Trump and eliminating those who aren’t fully on board with the White House agenda. Few are noticing the multitude of moves being made because nearly all media attention is being paid to the coronavirus crisis. That’s just fine for Meadows who prefers the moves to be seamless and under the radar. The only major move reported so far was removing Stephanie Grisham as Press Secretary, replacing her with the...
  • Trump Promotes Freedom Caucus Leader Mark Meadows To Chief Of Staff (Mulvaney sent to Ireland

    03/06/2020 5:21:41 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Donald Trump on TWITTER ^ | March 6 2020 | Donald J Trump
    I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one....
  • Mark Meadows, top Trump ally, to retire from Congress

    12/19/2019 3:39:01 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/19 | Al Weaver
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a top ally of President Trump, announced Thursday morning that he will retire from Congress at the end of his term. Meadows, a four-term lawmaker who represents part of western North Carolina, said in a statement that he “struggled” with leaving what he has long considered a “temporary job.” “For everything there is a season. After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I’m announcing that my time serving Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of this term,” Meadows said. “This was a decision I struggled with greatly.”
  • House Freedom Caucus Moves to Censure Schiff for Making Up Parts of Transcript

    09/29/2019 4:06:11 PM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    Townhall 'Tip Sheet' ^ | 27-Sept-2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff started to recall the transcript of the phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky during Thursday's hearing with the director of national intelligence, his colleagues noted that something didn't sound right. Schiff claimed that Trump told Zelensky, "I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it, on this and on that, I’m going to put you in touch with people." When a few Republicans on the panel noted those words were not in the transcript, Schiff clarified that his summary was meant as "parody." That...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Freedom Caucus chairman says members willing to buck Trump

    09/22/2019 8:27:54 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2019 | Gabriella Muñoz
    Rep. Andy Biggs, the Arizona Republican who was elected this month to take the reins of the group of sometimes defiant hard-liners, said its members are not afraid to buck Mr. Trump as they did in opposing his attempt to repeal Obamacare in 2017.
  • Mark Meadows to be replaced by Andy Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader

    09/11/2019 5:07:52 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 10,2019 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) will step down as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus on Oct. 1 and will be replaced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who was officially elected as the new chairman on Tuesday. Meadows, one of President Trump's close allies, was a heavy influence on House legislation as leader of the conservative group during Trump's first term, and he is expected to remain on its board moving forward... Meadows, one of the founding members of the caucus, was previously elected to serve a second term in January.
  • NEW: Arizona’s Andy Biggs Elected as Chairman of House Freedom Caucus

    09/10/2019 6:04:52 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 38 replies
    BLP ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    Arizona’s Andy Biggs will become the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, taking over for North Carolina’s Mark Meadows. Biggs was elected by caucus members to succeed Meadows in a Tuesday meeting. The House Freedom Caucus is a conservative congressional group known for a willingness to challenge the Republican establishment, creating thorns in the side of Paul Ryan and John Boehner alike. Most in the caucus are strong supporters of President Trump. Since arriving in the House of Representatives in 2017 to represent Arizona’s Fifth congressional district, Biggs has made a name for himself as a liberty-inclined conservative willing to...
  • LOUIE: Robert Mueller Is An ‘Anal Opening’

    07/01/2019 12:22:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/1/2019 | Patrick Howley
    Texas Republican congressman and House Freedom Caucus stalwart Louie Gohmert called former special counsel Robert Mueller an “anal opening” Monday as Mueller prepares to testify before Congress after finding no Russian collusion on the part of President Trump. “He’s done some irreparable damage to some things and he’s got to answer for them. It reinforced the anal opening that I believe Mueller to be,” Gohmert stated to Politico.
  • Amash exits House Freedom Caucus in wake of Trump impeachment stance

    06/10/2019 8:28:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has opted to quit the House Freedom Caucus in the wake of his comments in support of moving forward with impeachment proceedings. The Freedom Caucus voted to condemn the Michigan Republican's remarks last month, but the group opted not to force him out despite a divide among members. Amash was the first — and only — Republican House member to publicly say he thought President Trump had committed impeachable offenses after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He has since doubled down multiple times on his statement...
  • House Freedom Caucus Formally Condemns Justin Amash

    05/21/2019 9:33:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    It was unanimous. The House Freedom Caucus formally condemned Rep. Justin Amash's (R-MI) recent call to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump at a Monday meeting. Having read the Robert Mueller report in its entirety, Amash tweeted over the weekend that there were enough questions in there to suggest Trump obstructed justice and engaged in " impeachable conduct ." “It was every single person who totally disagrees with what he says,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said after the Freedom Caucus voted on Amash's Twitter thread. They did not go so far as to vote him out of the conservative caucus,...
  • Today's Quotefall puzzle by Rep. Jim Jordan

    04/12/2019 9:29:30 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-published | 4/12/2019 | Self-published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Freedom Caucus member and GOP Representative Jim Jordan. Click image for full size. To solve the puzzle, enter the letters in the top half of the puzzle into the white squares on the grid pattern below, staying in their own columns, and be used exactly once. The black squares in the grid (which represent spaces), as well as punctuation in gray, are not to be used by letters. Some words will continue from one row to another. For more detailed instructions and techniques, go here: How to solve Quotefall Puzzles. Due to issues...
  • Problem Solvers Dems: We 'cannot support' Pelosi for Speaker 'at this time'

    11/23/2018 7:56:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    A band of Democrats who are demanding House rule reforms have yet to reach a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the group announced Friday, putting up a potential roadblock in Pelosi’s quest to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel. Nine Democrats on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have vowed to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul the House rules. Pelosi, who has been open to such changes, met with the group last week and promised to put in writing the changes to which she would commit. But the Democrats say they have yet to receive...
  • Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loses the House

    11/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House majority in this week’s midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Pro-Life Congressman Jim Jordan Announces He Will Run for House Republican Leader

    11/07/2018 8:51:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio announced today that he will run for Minority Leader to replace outgoing pro-life Speaker Paul Ryan next January after Democrats take over the House of Representatives. Jordan is a pro-life advocate and a strong voice against the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. There may be a crowded race for the Republican leader spot. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and North Carolina’s Mark Meadows, a leading voice of the conservative Freedom Caucus are possible candidates as well. All three have consistent pro-life voting records. Here’s more: “I plan to run...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan announces run for House speaker

    07/26/2018 10:27:39 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 26, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, announced Thursday he plans to mount an anti-establishment run for speaker of the House -- presuming Republicans keep control of the chamber. “Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives," Jordan said in a statement.
  • Meadows hopeful that Rosenstein will testify before House panel

    10/03/2018 6:41:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 03 2018 | Julia Manchester
    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday said that he is hopeful Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the coming days. "We have a task force that has six Republicans, six Democrats, and so I fully anticipate that that's what it'll be, but the Department of Justice has not agreed to that yet, but hopefully, in the coming days that'll happen," he continued. Meadows' comments come after the New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein had openly discussed secretly recording President Trump in the Oval Office, and had discussed the...