RLC Endorses Rep. Justin Amash for third term in U.S. House
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Justin Amash for a third term in Michigan's 3rd congressional district. This is the third consecutive RLC endorsement for Amash, who serves as Chair of the House Liberty Caucus.
"The RLC is extremely proud of Congressman Amash and thrilled to endorse him yet again," said RLC Chairman Matt Nye. "Justin Amash embodies everything the RLC stands for and has been a fearless leader in the House fighting tirelessly to reduce the size and scope of government, preserve the privacy rights of citizens and expand individual liberty."
Representative Amash serves diligently on a number of committees including the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the US Congress Joint Economic Committee. Amash was removed from the Budget Committee by House leadership in December 2012 after arguing to balance the budget in 10 years instead of 35.
"Removing Amash from that committee was a slap in the face to fiscal conservatives by leadership," explained Nye. "Amash provided a fiscally sound solution that is desperately needed, and instead of being rewarded for standing on principle and fighting to protect our children's futures he was punished for it."
RLCMI Board Member Dr. Eric Larson echoes Nye's sentiments. "It is truly a privilege to have Justin Amash as my representative in Congress. He explains every one of his votes in detail which makes it easy to hold him accountable and see that he consistently votes for liberty, free markets, and limited government", said Larson.
Amash received his bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He lives in Cascade Charter Township with his wife Kara, a former elementary school teacher. Justin and Kara have three children.