Two Key Congressional GOP Leaders Announce Retirement
On January 2nd, immediately when Congress returned from its holiday recess, both Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced their intentions to step down at the end of their respective terms. Senator Hatch will be remembered as a long-time LIHTC champion in the Senate, having worked with his Democratic colleagues to pass bipartisan housing legislation. Representative Shuster has elected to step down as his tenure as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee winds to a close (the Chairmanship is term-limited).
Senator Hatch and Representative Shuster are the latest in a string of Congressional GOP leaders who have elected to step down rather than face what is predicted to be a tough 2018 Midterm (potentially even in "safe" GOP districts). It is likely that these will not be the last retirements we hear about as the 2018 Midterms draw ever closer.
Linda Kirk, DirectorStephen J Wallace, CounselBenjamin Price, InternIRHPwww.housingpreservation.org202-737-0019