Another Republican Retiring from Congress

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:25 AM

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) announced on Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018 to take a new job as the head of the Ohio Business Roundtable. Tiberi has been in Congress for nearly two decades, and was first elected in 2000. He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. 

In a statement, Tiberi said that he had not determined his exact last day in Congress, he will be out by the end of January of next year. He said that leaving Congress was not an easy choice, and was primarily based on concerns about his family. 

"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."

Trump won Tiberi's district by a comfortable margin, and he has consistently been reelected by large margins. 

Tiberi's resignation comes about three weeks after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said that he would not be seeking reelection in 2018. Corker has since been critical of Trump.