This Congressman Continues To Vote With His Conscience
As a fourth-term congressman from West Michigan, Justin Amash does not have prominent committee leadership appointments.
He often goes against the grain, voting alongside Democrats against Republican-sponsored bills and against Democratic-sponsored legislation with support on both sides of the aisle. Though he often argues for traditional conservative positions like a smaller federal government and reducing the national debt, Amash often jokes he is more popular with congressional Democrats than his GOP colleagues.
Despite that – or perhaps because of it – the 37-year-old congressman finds himself in the national spotlight more often than most. Even more since the election of President Donald Trump, who Amash has continued to criticize via Twitter.
An occasional guest on national television and often interviewed amid hotly contested votes on Capitol Hill, Amash has made headlines in the Washington Post, Slate, The Hill and Politico.