U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) announced he would not seek re-election. Brady, who is serving his 13th term, said that his inability to chair the Ways & Means Committee next session, should Republicans recapture a majority, factored in to his decision. House Republican rules limit the number of terms a member may lead a committee or be its ranking member.

“Our committee leader term limits ensure lawmakers who work hard and effectively have the opportunity to lead, to bring fresh ideas to our committee work,” Brady said in a statement. “In my view, it’s a good thing.”

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