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House Liberty Caucus
ChairmanWarren Davidson[a]
Founded2011; 13 years ago (2011)
Preceded byLiberty Caucus
Tea Party Caucus
Political positionRight-wing[2]
Colors  Red

The House Liberty Caucus is a congressional caucus[a] consisting of conservative, libertarian, and libertarian conservative members of the United States House of Representatives.[2]

Prior to the formal creation of the House Liberty Caucus, Rep. Ron Paul hosted a luncheon in Washington, D.C. every Thursday for a group of Republican members of the House of Representatives that he called the Liberty Caucus.[5] The group was closely connected to the political action committee known as the Republican Liberty Caucus and "support[ed] individual rights, limited government and free enterprise".[6][better source needed]

Justin Amash, founder and chairman of the Liberty Caucus

After the 112th Congress began and Ron Paul switched his focus to his presidential campaign, his luncheon was replaced by a formal congressional member organization. That member organization was named the House Liberty Caucus and was initially chaired by Justin Amash.[7][8] The House Liberty Caucus was joined by Republican members who wanted to "focus on specific issues like economic freedom, individual liberty, and following the Constitution".[2] During his time in Congress, Jared Polis of Colorado was the only Democratic member of the caucus.[9] The caucus has been characterized as "conservative with a libertarian emphasis" and was associated with the Tea Party movement.[3] In June 2014, the caucus supported Raúl Labrador's campaign for House Majority Leader.[10][11] In February 2019, Politico reported that the House Liberty Caucus had eight members.[12]

As of November 2023, Rep. Warren Davidson is listed as the leader of the Congressional Liberty Caucus.[1]


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Current members:

Former Members:

See also


  1. ^ a b As of November 2023, the list of congressional member organizations for the 118th Congress includes the Congressional Liberty Caucus. Rep. Warren Davidson is listed as its leader.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "118th Congress Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs)" (PDF). Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Conservatives Form Their Own Caucus Because the RSC Isn't 'Hard-Core' Enough". Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Libertarian wing of GOP gains strength in Congress". January 24, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Help Build The House Liberty Caucus". Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Caldwell, Christopher (July 22, 2007). "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  6. ^ "Statement of Principles & Positions | Republican Liberty Caucus". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "112th Congress : Congressional Member Organizations (CMO)" (PDF). Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "That's My Congress - In Challenge to Michele Bachmann and Tea Party brand, Justin Amash forms House Liberty Caucus". March 22, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Burness, Alex (October 3, 2018). "In Congress, so-called 'Boulder liberal' Jared Polis hasn't always acted like one".
  10. ^ Gordon, Greg. "Idaho's Raul Labrador raises profile in failed bid for House leader | Idaho Politics". Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  11. ^ Costa, Robert. "For tea party, Republican whip race is best shot at House leadership role". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  12. ^ Ferris, Sarah (February 26, 2019). "House votes to block Trump's national emergency declaration". POLITICO.
  13. ^ a b Wong, Scott (May 21, 2019). "Amash storm hits Capitol Hill".
  14. ^ "U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith". U.S. House of Representatives. March 15, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "House Liberty Caucus". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  16. ^ a b c d "Members - House Liberty Caucus". February 20, 2013. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "Committees and Caucuses | Congressman Kerry Bentivolio". Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  18. ^ a b c d "House Liberty Caucus". Facebook. Retrieved January 15, 2014. [dead link]
  19. ^ "Committees and Caucuses". Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2016.