House GOP conservatives announced a new "Freedom Caucus" on Monday to split from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) after complaints that it had become too cozy with leadership.

The nine founding members of the group have been frequent thorns in the side of House GOP leadership over the past four years. Many of them voted against giving John Boehner (R-Ohio) another term as Speaker earlier this month.

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The mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus says it will give "a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them" and advocate for limited government.

"The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. 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," the mission statement reads.

The caucus is made up of Reps. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), John Fleming (R-La.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump's latest plan to undermine Social Security Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE (R-S.C.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

Mulvaney waged a bid to be the new chairman of the RSC in the fall but lost to Rep. Bill FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose FloresConservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Overnight Energy: GOP lawmaker parodies Green New Deal in new bill | House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill | Park Service chief grilled over shutdown House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill MORE (R-Texas). House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), a former RSC chairman, reportedly whipped votes for Flores.