This article needs to be updated. The reason given is: Amash is not in Congress anymore. Maybe there are also some new members..(January 2021)
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|Preceded by||Liberty Caucus|
Tea Party Caucus
|Seats in the House|
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The House Liberty Caucus was a congressional caucus consisting of conservative, libertarian and libertarian conservative members of the United States House of Representatives. It hosted a bimonthly luncheon in Washington, D.C. 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". During his time in Congress, the incumbent Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, who served five terms as the United States Representative from Colorado's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2019, was the only Democratic member of the caucus. The caucus has also been characterized as "conservative with a libertarian emphasis" and associated with the Tea Party movement. When the 117th congress convened, there was not new leadership.
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- Paul Gosar of Arizona
- Morgan Griffith of Virginia
- Thomas Massie of Kentucky
- Warren Davidson of Ohio
- Jim Jordan of Ohio
- Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
- Andy Biggs of Arizona
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 House of Representatives that he called the Liberty Caucus. The group was in close association with the political action committee the Republican Liberty Caucus and "support[ed] individual rights, limited government and free enterprise". Past attendees of this luncheon include:
- Michele Bachmann of Minnesota – retired in 2014
- Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland – defeated in 2012 general election
- Dave Brat of Virginia – defeated in 2018 general election
- Chris Cannon of Utah – lost renomination in 2008
- Jo Ann Davis of Virginia – died in 2007
- Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee – retired in 2018
- Jeff Flake of Arizona – ran successfully for the Senate in 2012, formerly Senator from Arizona
- Trent Franks of Arizona – resigned in 2018
- Scott Garrett of New Jersey – defeated in 2016 general election
- Virgil Goode of Virginia – defeated in 2008 general election
- John Hostettler of Indiana – defeated in 2006 general election
- Walter Jones of North Carolina – died in 2019
- Jack Kingston of Georgia – ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2014, defeated in primary
- Raúl Labrador of Idaho – ran unsuccessfully for 2018 Idaho gubernatorial election
- Jeff Miller of Florida – retired in 2016
- Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado – defeated in 2008 general election
- Butch Otter of Idaho – ran successfully for 2006 Idaho gubernatorial election, former Governor of Idaho
- Ron Paul of Texas (former Chairman) – ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 2012 and in 2008
- Jared Polis of Colorado (Democrat) – ran successfully for 2018 Colorado gubernatorial election, currently Governor of Colorado
- Richard Pombo of California – defeated in 2006 general election
- Bill Posey of Florida
- Denny Rehberg of Montana – ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2012
- Mark Sanford of South Carolina - lost re-nomination in 2018
- John Shadegg of Arizona – retired in 2010
- Tom Tancredo of Colorado – retired in 2008
- Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania – ran successfully for the Senate in 2010, currently Senator from Pennsylvania
- Joe Walsh of Illinois – defeated in 2012 general election
- Zach Wamp of Tennessee – ran unsuccessfully for the nomination for the 2010 Tennessee gubernatorial election
- Dave Weldon of Florida – retired in 2008
After the 112th Congress began and Ron Paul switched his focus to his presidential campaign, his luncheon was replaced by a formal congressional member organization called the House Liberty Caucus and chaired by Justin Amash. In June 2014, the caucus supported Raúl Labrador's campaign for House Majority Leader.
Past members of the current organization include:
- Steve Stockman of Texas – ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2014
- Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan – lost renomination in 2014
- Paul Broun of Georgia – ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2014
- Jason Chaffetz of Utah
- Curt Clawson of Florida – retired in 2016
- Scott Garrett of New Jersey – defeated in 2016 general election
- Tom Graves of Georgia
- Vicky Hartzler of Missouri
- Tim Huelskamp of Kansas – lost renomination in 2016
- Walter Jones of North Carolina
- Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming – retired in 2016
- Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina – appointed as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2017
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington
- Jared Polis of Colorado (Democrat) – ran successfully for 2018 Colorado gubernatorial election, currently Governor of Colorado. Polis was the only Democratic member of the Liberty Caucus.
- Matt Salmon of Arizona – retired in 2016
- Marlin Stutzman of Indiana – ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2016[failed verification]
- Tim Walberg of Michigan
- Rob Woodall of Georgia
- Freedom Caucus
- Libertarian Republican
- Libertarian conservatism
- Republican Liberty Caucus
- Republican Main Street Partnership
- Republican Study Committee
- Second Amendment Caucus
- Tea Party Caucus
- Tea Party movement
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