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Meadows reelected House Freedom Caucus chairman

Meadows reelected House Freedom Caucus chairman
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Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsOvernight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: 'We're not going to control it' | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy Hillicon Valley: Hospitals brace for more cyberattacks as coronavirus cases rise | Food service groups offer local alternatives to major delivery apps | Facebook says it helped 4.4M people register to vote Trump is cruising for a bruising 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 TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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 BoehnerBottom line Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats 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.