How do congressional retirements compare to recent Congresses

The 118th Congress has seen a cavalcade of members of the House of Representatives announce they will not seek another term, and historically it is a significant number of exits.

With the significant number of incumbents not running for reelection and the sudden retirements of several Republicans, including former Rep. Ken Buck, the chaos of the 118th Congress appears to be on track to continue a recent trend of incumbents not seeking another term in the House of Representatives — but it is not at top of the list in terms of early resignations in the House for recent Congresses.

So far in the 118th Congress, there are eight vacancies in the House of Representatives through death, resignation, or expulsion, with another on the way when Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) resigns from his seat next month.

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