Headed by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), an official Tea Party Caucus has been approved

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A House committee said Monday it approved the creation of an official Tea Party Caucus, headed by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

The Minnesota lawmaker, who is a favorite of the conservative activist movement, wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last Thursday, asking permission to create the group.

Bachmann tweeted on Monday: “Just got word that the Committee on House Administration officially approved the House Tea Party Caucus.” Kyle Anderson, a spokesman for the panel, confirmed that it approved the creation of the group.

In her letter last week, Bachmann spoke of the group’s affinity for small government.

“As Members of Congress, we have an obligation to represent the views of our constituents, and this Caucus would do nothing more than promote the timeless principles of our founding, principles that all Members of Congress have sworn to uphold,” he said.

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