Patrick McHen­ry, Who Served As Tem­po­rary Speak­er, Plans To Retire From House

Patrick McHenry, Who Served As Temporary Speaker, Plans To Retire From House

Rep. Patrick McHen­ry (R‑NC), who served as tem­po­rary House speak­er dur­ing a lead­er­ship fight this fall, announced on Tues­day that he will not seek-elec­tion in 2024.
“I will be retir­ing from Con­gress at the end of my cur­rent term. This is not a deci­sion I come to light­ly, but I believe there is a sea­son for every­thing and — for me — this sea­son has come to an end,” McHen­ry said in a state­ment.
A law­mak­er with a pen­chant for bowties, McHen­ry has served in the House since 2005. He worked his way up the ranks and became the chair­man of the House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mit­tee.
Seen as a close ally to for­mer House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA), McHen­ry helped steer debt ceil­ing talks ear­li­er this year.
After the House vot­ed to boot McCarthy from the speak­er­ship in ear­ly Octo­ber, McHen­ry was picked to take on the role of speak­er pro tem­pore.

Dur­ing the few weeks it took for the cham­ber to set­tle on Rep. Mike John­son (R‑L …