Associated Press file photo -- U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-La.

What U.S. Rep. John Fleming, of Minden, and other hard-right House Republicans set in motion a few weeks ago now has a name: the House Freedom Caucus, a group dedicated to advancing a strongly conservative agenda.

Although the organizing has been widely reported, the announcement Monday of the group’s name and mission makes it more formal.

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