Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent is serving his last week of Congress, having submitted his formal resignation effective May 12.
Dent, co-chairman of the moderate Republican Tuesday Group, had announced on April 17 that he would be resigning sometime in May. His decision to leave Congress early came as he neared a decision on several professional opportunities he had been considering for his retirement.
Dent is expected to take a cable television job.
The House clerk on Tuesday read Dent’s resignation latter on the floor. It takes effect Saturday at 11:59 p.m.. The House is scheduled to finish legislative business by 3 p.m. Thursday.
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