Alex Wong / Getty ImagesThen-House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady of Texas speaks during a news conference on June 20, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this term.
“I am retiring as your congressman. This term, my 13th, will be my last,” the Republican said during an appearance in his district, according to The Texas Tribune.
“I set out originally to give my constituents the representation you deserve, the effectiveness you want and the economic freedom you need. I hope I delivered.”
Brady, the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, said his retirement is due partially to internal term limits that will force him to step down as the top Republican on the panel, Politico reported.
“As you may not know, because House