An influential group on Capitol Hill is undergoing change following Tuesday's vote.
United States. Deputy Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Has been elected the next chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and succeeds MEP Mark Meadows, RNC.
"I'm grateful for my colleagues' trust in the selection I'll be the next chairman of House Freedom Caucus," said Biggs in a statement by the caucus. "The Freedom Caucus has revolutionized Capitol Hill because our members have shown that they will champion a principle against politics every time."
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Meadows, an important ally of President Trump, resigned as chairman on October 1
"I have been honored and degraded to be chairman of Freedom Caucus for the past two and a half years, and I can not think of a better person to pass the torch to, Andy Biggs," Meadows said.
»Rep. Biggs is a distinguished civil servant, strong conservative, and stable voice with the right experience to build on the tremendous steps our Caucus has been taking since 2015 in the fight for an open, limited, and accountable government, Meadows added. "He will be a phenomenal leader for our group."
Biggs, 60, of Tucson, represents the 5th congressional district of Arizona, which includes mainly suburbs east of Phoenix.
Biggs has been a member of Congress since 2017 after serving as the state legislator, and has strongly supported President Trump's plans to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, in the western part of the state, and serves since 2013 in Congress.
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Meadows was named Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus in January 2017, succeeding US Representative Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who remains emeritus chairman of the group.
The Freedom Caucus is trying to advance its agenda since Democrats took control of the house after the 2018 halftime.