The steady stream of congressional retirements continued Monday as another GOP legislator will not seek re-election in 2024.

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) said Monday he will not seek another term.

“Scripture teaches us, ‘For everything there is a season,’ and it became clear to me over the Christmas holiday with much discernment and prayer that the time has come to bring my season in public service to a conclusion,” Bucshon said in a press release.

“Therefore, I will not seek reelection to an eighth term and conclude my service in the House of Representatives at the end of the 118th Congress,” he added.


The Hill reports:

Bucshon, 61, represents Indiana’s 8th Congressional District and has served in Congress since 2011.

He handily won his most recent reelection bids with more than 65 percent of the vote in 2020 and 2022. The Cook Political Report rates the district as “solid Republican.”

In his statement, Bucshon said that “recent disputes” in Congress have not negatively impacted his view of government.

“Congress — in many cases through very trying times in our history — and I’m honored to be included among their ranks. Recent disputes in Congress and difficulties advancing policy on behalf of the American people have not soured my faith in our Constitutional Republic form of government. In fact, it has strengthened that faith,” he said.

Bucshon serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is also a member of the subcommittees of Health, Energy and Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Bucshon is the latest GOP congressman to announce their departure from Capitol Hill.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) announced Friday he won’t seek re-election.

Congressional Retirements Continue, Another House Republican Forgoes Re-Election

“I’m not getting any younger. I want to spend time with my children, grandchildren, with my wife. I want to look for opportunities to do good,” Lamborn said on the Richard Randall Show.

Lamborn, who first took office in 2007, is the longest-serving Republican in the state’s delegation.

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) also announced he won't seek re-election in 2024.


Republican Congressman Announces Retirement

“It has been an honor to serve the great people of the Third Congressional District and State of Missouri these past several years. However, after a lot of thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided to not file for re-election and retire at the end of my term in December,” Luetkemeyer said in a statement posted to X.

“Over the coming months as I finish up my last term, I look forward to continuing to work with all my constituents on their myriad of issues as well as work on the many difficult and serious problems confronting our great country. There is still a lot to do,” he continued.

“As we tackle the many challenges we face, I hope we remember what someone once said, that ‘the greatness of our country is not found in the halls of Congress but in the hearts and homes of our people.’ That assessment is still true today. As we look into the future, I believe if we work hard, stay together, and believe in ourselves our best days are indeed still ahead,” he added.

Republicans currently hold an extremely slim majority in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) submitted his resignation to the U.S. House of Representatives, effective January 21st.

The Ohio Republican will take over as Youngstown State University president.

Republicans hold a 219-213 edge in the House.

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