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Report: Justin Amash among 'rebellious' GOP reps booted from key

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, was booted from the House Budget Committee, potentially for past votes against key pieces of legislation promoted by his party, according to capitol newspaper Roll Call.

Amash, who last month won a second term in Congress, was among several Republican lawmakers shuffled to other committees for breaking with party leadership, Roll Call reported.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources who claimed Amash and the others were removed from key committees because House leaders are hoping to put the "fractious" caucus in order.

Amash spokesman Will Adams declined to comment on Roll Call's report because his office had yet to receive Amash's official assignments.

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