Steve Stivers to leave House in May, giving Democrats breathing room in slim majority

Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers will leave Congress on May 16 to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

His resignation will temporarily give Democrats some breathing room in their razor-thin House majority that has been made even slimmer by multiple vacancies in Democratic-leaning districts.

“Throughout my career, I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” Stivers tweeted in announcing his resignation on Monday. “I’m excited to announce that I will be taking on a new opportunity that allows me to continue to do that.”

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