Change is coming to an influential group on Capitol Hill following a vote Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., was elected the following chairman of the Home Freedom Caucus, and can succeed U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
“I’m grateful for the belief of my colleagues in deciding on me to function the following chairman of the Home Freedom Caucus,” Biggs stated in an announcement from the caucus. “The Freedom Caucus has revolutionized Capitol Hill as a result of our members have proven that they’ll stand for precept over politics – each time.”
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Meadows, a key ally of President Trump, will step down as chairman Oct. 1 however will stay a member of the group’s board, the assertion stated.
“I’ve been honored and humbled to function chairman of the Freedom Caucus for the final two and a half years, and I can’t consider a greater particular person to move the torch to than Andy Biggs,” Meadows stated, in response to the assertion.
“Rep. Biggs is an impressive public servant, a powerful conservative, and a gentle voice with the precise expertise to construct on the large strides our caucus has made since 2015 in combating for open, restricted, and accountable authorities,” Meadows added. “He’ll be an exceptional chief for our group.”
Biggs, 60, a local of Tucson, represents Arizona’s fifth Congressional District, which principally covers suburbs east of Phoenix.
A member of Congress since 2017 after serving as a state lawmaker, Biggs has been a staunch backer of President Trump’s plans to construct a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.
Meadows, additionally 60, represents North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, within the western a part of the state, and has been serving in Congress since 2013.
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Meadows grew to become chairman of the Home Freedom Caucus in January 2017, succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who stays chairman emeritus of the group.
The Freedom Caucus has struggled to advance its agenda since Democrats took management of the Home following the 2018 midterms.