Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney
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Liz Cheney served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023.

Cheney chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021 and served as the Vice Chair of the Select Committee investigating the January 6 Insurrection. Additionally, she was a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, the U.S. Department of Defense China Task Force, the U.S. Natural Resources Committee, and the U.S. House Committee on Rules.

Cheney served previously as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in the State Department and in positions for USAID and the Department of State working in Poland, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine. She practiced law with White and Case and at the International Finance Corporation.

A specialist in national security and foreign policy, Cheney is the co-author of Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America with her father, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

In 2022, Cheney received the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s prestigious Profile in Courage Award, with a commendation for her “consistent and courageous voice in defense of democracy.”

Cheney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.