Rep. Dave Camp has announced that he will retire at the end of his term. Rep. Camp currently serves as chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which deals with the tax code. Rep. Camp is the second high profile chair to retire lately, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) serves as chair of the House Committee on Intelligence and announced his retirement last week. Rep. Camp has served in the House since 1990. However, the seat will most likely stay in Republican hands, it has a Cook Political Rating of R+5.
Read Rep. Camp’s announcement:
“Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives. This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family.
“Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to the people of the 4th Congressional District for placing their trust in me. Over the years, their unwavering support has been a source of strength, purpose and inspiration.
“During the next nine months, I will redouble my efforts to grow our economy and expand opportunity for every American by fixing our broken tax code, permanently solving physician payments for seniors, strengthening the social safety net and finding new markets for U.S. goods and services.”