Meadows reelected House Freedom Caucus chairman

Meadows reelected House Freedom Caucus chairman
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Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight Winners and losers in the border security deal GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration MORE (R-N.C.) was elected to serve a second term as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus on Monday.

Meadows will stay on for an additional year and the group will then "elect a new chairman this off-cycle year," according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.

The group added two additional officer positions, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed.

Meadows is one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE’s top allies and confidants in the House.

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The group of firebrand conservatives was established in 2015 and now contains more than 30 members. It has earned a reputation for being a thorn in the side of GOP leadership during Republicans' time in the majority in the lower chamber.

Freedom Caucus members have been credited in playing a major role in the ouster of former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word Left flexes muscle in immigration talks MORE, who retired shortly after Meadows introduced a measure to unseat the Ohio Republican from his leadership role. The group has successfully used tactics to pull the party’s legislative proposals to the right on issues ranging from health care to immigration.

— Updated 9:15 p.m.