Republican Party

Conservative Congressmen Booted Off Committees By Boehner

Reps. Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp are no longer on the Budget Committee

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Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it's the latest instance of the Ohio Republican's clamping down on his fractious conference.

The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.