The Republican Study Committee is a group of over 105 House Republicans organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives. The Republican Study Committee is dedicated to:
* a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government,
* a strong national defense,
* the protection of individual and property rights,
* and the preservation of traditional family values.
The RSC reviews each piece of legislation under consideration on the House floor using six guiding principles.
The group has played a major role in key policy areas including budget, appropriations, taxes, education, Social Security reform, defense, deregulation, and general government reform. The Republican Study Committee is an independent research arm for Republicans.