Five new congressional Republicans, including two members of the House Freedom Caucus, were appointed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. to the House Rules Committee.
The powerful committee sets the terms for legislation to be considered on the House floor.
The new members include Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Erin Houchin, R-Ind., and Nick Langworthy, R-N.Y.
Norman and Roy are both Freedom Caucus members.
Axios noted the Rules Committee typically gets filled with leadership loyalists and advances bills along party-line votes. However, in this case, Norman and Roy were holdouts on McCarthy during the election for House speaker.
"Didn’t ask for it. But you can't push for change [and] not saddle up if asked," Roy told Axios.
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the chair of the panel, welcomed the new members in a statement.
"Between our returning members and those joining the panel for the first time, each has an important role to play and brings valuable perspective," he said. "I look forward to working together to restore regular order, ensure thorough debate and ultimately advance real American priorities to the House floor."
EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version misattributed a statement that was made by Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.
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