Due to the Establishment’s power in Washington there has long been a need for a core group of conservative lawmakers who are organized and equipped to stand up against the Washington elites.
Heritage leaders saw this need and took steps to help create the House Freedom Caucus in 2015.
The caucus initially formed after long meetings between Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, COO Tim Chapman, and Congressman Jim Jordan who would all frequently gather around Needham’s kitchen table to discuss the need for the caucus. After the caucus was formed House leadership was so upset that they stripped several of the new House Freedom Caucus members of their committee assignments and even removed one member as chairman of his subcommittee.
The House Freedom Caucus is undeniably and irrevocably conservative.
“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them,” the group’s mission statement reads. “We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans.”
Fast forward two years and the House Freedom Caucus has around forty members who work together to push conservative legislation regardless of the stance of party leadership or Establishment elites.
In only two years they have played a major role in Congressional battles including Obamacare and ousting John Boehner as Speaker of the House.
Recently, Heritage President Ed Feulner met with the Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) to discuss advancing conservative agenda in Congress. Congressman Meadows believes strongly in Heritage’s vision to build an America where freedom opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish by implementing policies based on conservative principles. He thanked me for all the valuable research and guidance Heritage has provide Congress throughout the years.
Do you agree with the mission of the House Freedom Caucus to advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress?