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03/31/2014 05:02 pm ET Updated Apr 01, 2014

GOP Rep. Dave Camp Won't Run For Reelection

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Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will not run for reelection in 2014.

The congressman announced his decision in a statement Monday:

Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives. This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family.

Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to the people of the 4th Congressional District for placing their trust in me. Over the years, their unwavering support has been a source of strength, purpose and inspiration.

During the next nine months, I will redouble my efforts to grow our economy and expand opportunity for every American by fixing our broken tax code, permanently solving physician payments for seniors, strengthening the social safety net and finding new markets for U.S. goods and services.

Below, more from the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he will not seek another term.

The Michigan Republican said in a statement Monday that he will retire after 12 terms in the House. He was term-limited as chairman of the committee.

His district is strongly Republican and the GOP is expected to hold the seat.

Camp is the second senior Michigan Republican to announce his retirement. Rep. Mike Rogers said Friday he would retire.

This story has been updated with more from the AP.

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