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Liz CheneyREPRepublican United States Representative
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WYResidence (state)

Elizabeth Lynne Cheney (born July 28, 1966) is an American attorney and politician who has been the U.S. representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district since 2017. She chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021. Cheney is the elder daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney and Second Lady Lynne Cheney. She held several positions in the U.S. State Department during the George W. Bush administration, notably as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives. She promoted regime change in Iran while chairing the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group with Elliott Abrams. In 2009 Cheney and Bill Kristol founded Keep America Safe, a nonprofit organization concerned with national security issues, which advocated the Bush–Cheney administration's positions. She was a candidate for the 2014 election to the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, challenging three-term incumbent Mike Enzi, before withdrawing from the race. In the House of Representatives, she holds the seat her father held from 1979 to 1989.Regarded as a leading ideological conservative in the Bush–Cheney-era tradition and a representative of the Republican establishment, Cheney is a neoconservative, known for her focus on national security, support for the U.S. military, a pro-business stance, hawkish foreign policy views, and fiscal and social conservatism. She is considered one of the leaders of the Republican Party's neoconservative wing and was critical of the foreign policy of the Donald Trump administration, but simultaneously voted steadfastly in support of Trump's overall agenda.Cheney supported the second impeachment of Donald Trump for his role in the 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Because of her stance on the Capitol riot, her impeachment vote and opposition to Trump's false stolen-election narrative, pro-Trump Freedom Caucus members of the House Republican Conference attempted to remove her from party leadership in February 2021.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Chicago Law School
Juris Doctor
1996
Colorado College
Bachelor of Arts
1988
McLean High School
1984
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2017 - Current
Contributer
Fox News
Current
Co-Author
Exceptional: Why The World Needs A Strong America
2015
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
United States State Department
2005 - 2009
Campaign Co-Chair
Fred Thompson 2008 Presidential Campaign
2007 - 2008
Senior Foreign Policy Advisor
Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign
2008
Campaign Staff Member
George W. Bush Presidential Campaign
2004
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
United States Department of State
2002 - 2004
Lawyer
International Finance Corporation
1999 - 2002
Staff Member
United States Agency for International Development
1989 - 1992
Staff Member
United States Department of State
1992
Former Lawyer
White & Case
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Co-Founder
Alliance for a Strong America
Current
Member
International Board of Advisors at the University of Wyoming
Current
Chairman
Keep America Safe
2009 - 2013
Former Board Member
Rivers of Recovery
Member
Armed Services Committee, Wyoming State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Former Minority Caucus Chair
United States House of Representatives
2019 - 2021
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Vice Chair
Congressional Western Caucus