Senior House Republican Announces Retirement

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) announced Thursday that he is leaving Congress before the end of his term to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.

“Today, it is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection,” Tiberi said in a statement Thursday. “While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018.”

“I have been presented with an opportunity to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable that will allow me to continue to work on public policy issues impacting Ohioans while also spending more time with my family,” he continued. “Leaving Congress is not a decision I take lightly but after a lot of consideration, it is the best one for me, my wife, Denice, and our four wonderful daughters.”

Tiberi, who was first elected to Congress in 2000, is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, leading its health subcommittee. He also serves as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

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