Report: A top House Republican is expected to resign
An influential Republican House Member is expected to resign as early as this week, signaling the growing frustration among the Republican party in Washington.
According to the New York Times, Ohio representative Pat Tiberi is ready to quit and move on to an executive post with a business group in his home state. The Columbus Dispatch confirms he is a finalist for a job with the Ohio Business Roundtable.
Tiberi is an “influential member” of the House Ways and Means Committee according to the Times.
Three Republican officials are quoted as sources in the Times article which also points out, that despite having a Republican president and Republican controlled Congress, the party is having a hard time achieving long standing policy goals, like for example repealing Obamacare.
Tiberi is not the only frustrated congressman
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who already says he is not running for re-election and some of Mr. Tiberi’s House colleagues, including Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Dave Reichert of Washington State and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida have all voiced their exasperation with dysfunction in Washington.
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