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Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire
Congress
Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire
2022-04-05 21:03:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on the House floor. “It seems like just yesterday when a number of community leaders encouraged me to run for Congress.... Read More

Congress
Rep. Deutch Becomes 31st Democrat to Announce Retirement 
2022-02-28 22:32:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., announced Monday that he will not run for reelection this November, and instead will become the CEO of the American Jewish Committee. With his announcement, Deutch became the 31st House Democrat to forgo a... Read More

U.S. Senate
Sen. Inhofe Makes It Official, He’s Retiring at the End of the Year
2022-02-25 19:04:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., made what had been a badly kept secret official on Friday — he’s retiring at the end of the year. Because his announcement came before March 1, a special election for the pending vacancy... Read More

Political News
Langevin Sees Future in Retirement Rather Than Reelection
2022-01-18 22:56:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., won’t be seeking reelection to Congress in the fall, bringing the curtain down on an 11-term congressional career. “Nearly 40 years ago, a tragic accident left me paralyzed. My dreams of becoming a police... Read More

Congress
McNerney to Bid House Adieu After 2022
2022-01-18 22:19:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., the Northern California Democrat who jumped from energy to public service, announced Tuesday he’s retiring at the conclusion of his third term. McNerney joined 26 other Democrats who have announced they plan to leave... Read More

Political News
John Katko, Pragmatic Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Bows Out of 2022 Race
2022-01-14 19:32:31
by Dan McCue

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Republican Rep. John Katko, a former Justice Department prosecutor who distinguished himself as a pragmatic public servant in Congress, announced Friday that he will not be seeking reelection later this year. Perhaps best known to the general... Read More

Political News
Moderate Perlmutter Latest House Member to Announce Retirement
2022-01-11 16:02:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., a member of the moderate New Democrat Coalition who championed renewable energy and the completion of the VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, said Monday he will retire from Congress after his current term.... Read More

Political News
Brenda Lawrence Becomes 25th Democrat to Opt Out of Reelection
2022-01-05 18:57:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, revealed Tuesday evening that she will not be running for reelection in 2022. Lawrence is the 25th incumbent Democratic House member to opt out of a reelection bid this... Read More

Political News
Lowenthal Latest House Member to Forego Bid for Reelection in 2022
2021-12-16 18:52:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – After nearly 10 years in Congress, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., has decided not to run for re-election in 2022. “It is time to pass the baton,” Lowenthal said in a statement to his constituents. “It is time to... Read More

Political News
DeFazio Stepping Down From Congress After 36 Years
2021-12-02 20:46:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is stepping down at the end of the current Congress. He told colleagues he decided not to seek a 19th term to have more time to look... Read More

Congress
Jackie Speier Becomes 14th House Democrat to Opt Out of 2022 Race
2021-11-16 18:59:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Rep. Jackie Speier, who devoted her life to public services after a horrifying brush with death at the hands of a cult leader, said Tuesday she will not seek reelection to the House in 2022, making her the... Read More

U.S. Senate
Patrick Leahy, Longest-Serving Current Senator, to Retire
2021-11-15 17:00:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will not seek election to a ninth term in Congress, instead choosing to retire after 48 years on Capitol Hill. “It's time to put down the gavel,” Leahy said from the Vermont state house in... Read More

Political News
Rep. Yarmuth, Chair of House Budget Panel, Won’t Seek Reelection
2021-10-12 18:51:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Eight-term Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection next year. In a video first emailed to supporters, Yarmuth said he remains in "excellent health," but at... Read More

Opinion Polls
COVID-19 Has Delayed Retirement For Many Americans
2021-09-03 20:34:47
by Daniel Mollenkamp

More than a third of consumers have pushed back or have considered pushing back their retirement date due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. In response to the pandemic and financial stress, many have... Read More

Congress
After Nearly 25 Years of Service, Ron Kind Won’t Seek Re-Election
2021-08-10 21:09:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ron Kind, who took office in 1997 and is easily Wisconsin's longest-serving member of Congress, stunned reporters Tuesday by announcing he won't seek reelection in 2022. “The truth is, I’ve run out of gas,” the Democrat said.... Read More

Congress
Cheri Bustos Won’t Seek Reelection in 2022
2021-04-30 22:16:54
by TWN Staff

Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois Democrat who led her party’s House campaign arm in the 2020 cycle when her party retained control of the house, but failed to build on the momentum of the 2018 blue wave, announced Friday she... Read More

Congress
Rep. Kevin Brady Won't Seek Reelection
2021-04-14 15:38:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the top Republican on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year after serving since 1997. "This term, my 13th, will be the last," Brady... Read More

Media
Carl Hiaasen Retiring from Miami Herald After 35 Years

MIAMI (AP) — Writer Carl Hiaasen is retiring from the Miami Herald after composing newspaper columns for the past 35 years, the newspaper says. The Herald published a story this week saying that Hiaasen would be done after his last column on... Read More

Media
Washington Post's Marty Baron Says He's Retiring Next Month

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who has led the resurgent newspaper as it nearly doubled its staff in eight years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February. One of the nation's... Read More

Political News
Portman Won't Run for Reelection, Cites Partisanship
2021-01-25 19:53:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has been trying to walk a political tightrope since the House impeached former President Donald Trump last week, revealed Monday morning that he will not seek re-election to a third term in 2022.... Read More

U.S. Senate
Lamar Alexander Bids Farewell After 18 Years in the Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander's farewell speech to the chamber in which he's served for 18 years — and was a staffer decades earlier — was a reminder to colleagues of why the retiring Tennessee Republican was such a popular and effective public figure. Alexander's... Read More

Media
Chris Matthews Announces Retirement from MSNBC After Controversial Comments

NEW YORK — Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC’s political show “Hardball,” announced he is retiring from the broadcast effective Monday after coming under fire over controversial remarks he made to a guest. Matthews told viewers of his resignation... Read More

Congress
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters
2020-02-06 21:50:45
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord to their service to their country. Toward that end, she’s introduced H.R. 5637, the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act.... Read More

Animal Rights
Dog-Friendly Event Calls Attention to Lab Animal Retirement Legislation
2019-12-06 21:41:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -Earlier this week members of Congress sought to draw attention to a bill that would allow for the retirement of dogs, cats and other animals used in federal lab experiments. The bill, called the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation... Read More

Congress
Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King Won't Seek Reelection
2019-11-11 15:53:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter King, a 14-term Republican U.S. Representative from Long Island, New York, plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term, joining a growing list of Republicans who have decided to leave the House this... Read More

2020 Elections
Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket
2019-08-28 19:48:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Johnny Isakson, D-Ga., announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, adding a competitive seat to the highly anticipated 2020 battle for control of the chamber. "After much prayer... Read More

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