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Liberty Caucus

Liberty Caucus
Chairman Justin Amash
Founded 2011
Preceded by Liberty Caucus
Tea Party Caucus
Ideology Libertarian conservatism[1][2]
Conservatism[3]
Political position Right-wing[3]
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Black, White and Yellow
Seats in the House
36 / 435
Politics of United States
Political parties
Elections

The Liberty Caucus is a Congressional caucus consisting of 36 conservative Republican members of the United States House of Representatives. It hosts a bimonthly luncheon in Washington, D.C.[3] The group was founded by Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan and joined by Republican members who wanted to "focus on specific issues like economic freedom, individual liberty, and following the Constitution".[3] The caucus has also been characterized as "conservative with a libertarian emphasis" and associated with the Tea Party movement.[2]

Members

History

Prior to the formal creation of the House Liberty Caucus, Rep. Ron Paul hosted a luncheon in Washington, D.C. every Thursday for a group of Republican members of the United States House of Representatives, that he called the "Liberty Caucus."[6] The group, in close association with the political action committee the Republican Liberty Caucus, "support[ed] individual rights, limited government and free enterprise."[7] Past attendees of this luncheon include:

After the Justin Amash.[10][11] In June 2014, the caucus supported Raul Labrador's campaign for House Majority Leader.[12][13]

Past members of the current organization include:

See also

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External links

  • House Liberty Caucus
  • Republican Liberty Caucus
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