GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan joined by other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, speaks during a news conference to unveil a Covid-19 relief package at the House Triangle on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
CNN  — 

House Republicans are engaged in an internal struggle over how to assert their power with their robust minority, with a small contingent of conservative hardliners taking extreme measures to disrupt routine business of the chamber, irritating many of their GOP colleagues who are eager to wage a more focused battle over President Joe Biden’s agenda.

The House Freedom Caucus – a bloc of conservative lawmakers, many of whom are among former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies – has thrown routine business for a loop, the latest being the refusal to allow quick approval of 13 non-controversial bills, including one that would award three Congressional Gold Medals to the US Capitol Police for their valor during the January 6 riot.

Another tactic has also angered lawmakers on both sides: Forcing the House to vote on motions to adjourn, a time-consuming process that eats up floor time and distracts from committee business – a move that has been used by freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the controversial Georgia Republican who was booted from her committee assignments after many incendiary comments came to light.