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Mark Meadows Elected As Freedom Caucus Chairman

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows is slated to take over for House Freedom Caucus (HFC) Chairman Jim Jordan after being elected by members of the powerful conservative group Monday evening.

Meadows announced he would pursue the role after Jordan confirmed he would not seek another term.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the support of my colleagues for Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus,” Meadows said in a statement. “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.

Meadows, who ran unopposed, thanked Jordan and his colleagues for their support.

“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,” he continued.

The group has been successful in pushing establishment Republicans to advance conservative policies. Jordan said he is confident Meadows will succeed in advancing the group’s mission.

“I want to congratulate my good friend Mark Meadows, who has been elected to serve as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus,” Jordan said in a statement. “I know that Mark has a passion for conservative principles and for serving his district and ordinary Americans across the country who feel forgotten by Washington. I am certain that he will provide strong leadership as we work in 2017 to pass legislation that fulfills the promises we’ve made to the American people.”

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