Several congressional lawmakers have announced they aren’t running for re-election this year, with plans to retire from Congress at the end of their current terms.

Here’s a list of who is out:



  • Joe Barton, R-Texas 
  • John Delaney, D-Md.*
  • Charlie Dent, R-Pa.
  • John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn.
  • Blake Farenthold, R-Texas **
  • Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
  • Gene Green, D-Texas
  • Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
  • Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas
  • Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.
  • Sam Johnson, R-Texas
  • Sander Levin, D-Mich.
  • Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.
  • Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev. **
  • Ted Poe, R-Texas
  • Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
  • Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H.
  • Bill Shuster, R-Pa.
  • Lamar Smith, R-Texas
  • Dave Trott, R-Mich.
  • Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.

*In announcing his retirement from the House, Delaney said he would run for president in the 2020 election.

**Farenthold and Kihuen both face sexual harassment allegations.

House members who are running for governor

  • Diane Black, R-Tenn.
  • Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii
  • Raul Labrador, R-Idaho
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M.
  • Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
  • Steve Pearce, R-N.M.
  • Jared Polis, D-Colo.
  • Jim Renacci, R-Ohio
  • Tim Walz, D-Minn.

House members who are running for the Senate

  • Lou Barletta, R-Penn.
  • Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va.
  • Luke Messer, R-Ind.
  • Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas
  • Todd Rokita, R-Ind.
  • Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.
  • Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.

Here are the people who have already left office this session or will soon leave

  • Former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.*
  • Former Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.*
  • Former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.*
  • Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
  • Former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.*
  • Former Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.**
  • Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio***

*Franken, Conyers and Franks resigned after facing sexual misconduct allegations. Murphy resigned in the wake of a sex scandal. 

**Becerra is now the attorney general for California, filling the spot left vacant by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

***Tiberi will retire this month.

And here are the lawmakers who left Congress joined the Trump administration

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions, formerly the senator of Alabama
  • Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, formerly a representative from South Carolina
  • CIA Director Mick Mulvaney
  • Tom Price, former Health and Human Services secretary and former representative from Georgia

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