Rep. Bachmann wants House ‘Tea Party Caucus’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has filed paperwork to create a Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives. 

Bachmann sent a formal request Thursday to the House Administration Committee to form the caucus that Bachmann hopes would convene at the start of the next Congress in January 2011, with her as chair.

The congresswoman said the caucus would be “an informal group of members dedicated to promote Americans’ call for fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and limited government.”

Bachmann’s call for a House Tea Party caucus comes after Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) suggested earlier this week that he would like to form a Tea Party caucus in U.S. Senate.