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Rep. Mark Meadows Elected Chairman of House Freedom Caucus

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 11:17 AM

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is the new chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, having been elected Monday evening by the conservative group's members.

Meadows is "ready to work," according to a statement, to take over for retiring Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who leaves Congress in January.

"I am honored and humbled to receive the support of my colleagues for chairman of the House Freedom Caucus," Meadows wrote in his statement, the Washington Examiner reports.

"It is a position that I take very seriously, and as we look toward the coming year, I am tremendously excited about the opportunities we will have to make a difference for Americans on Main Street.

"I want to thank my colleagues for entrusting me with their support — especially outgoing Chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, for his outstanding leadership over our first two years.

"The voters of this country sent an abundantly clear message on Nov. 8 that they feel as though Washington does not represent them. Now, it's time for Washington to do what it has failed to for decades — listen.

"With a new administration coming in, the Freedom Caucus is ready to go to work on day one to help lead the fight to give Americans a voice in their government."

Meadows on Tuesday tweeted:

 

 

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