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Report: Chaffetz to announce he’s leaving Congress early

House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is reportedly expected to announce Thursday that he will leave Congress by the end of June, Politico reported.

Chaffetz caught Washington by surprise last month when he announced his retirement, despite being in only his third year as chairman of the powerful panel.

Chaffetz this week asked the FBI for documents regarding ousted director James Comey’s communications with President Trump. He’s also asking Comey to appear before his committee next week.

His departure will set off a race among Republicans to replace him atop the influential panel.

–This breaking news report will be updated.

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Britney Harper, Author/Reporter [email protected] Journalism Major, Libertarian. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Britney has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in Austin, interviewing local politicians, covering news headlines, and really anything news-worthy. After graduating from University of Texas in Austin, with a degree in journalism, she began her journalism career in Dallas, TX., working for a Local newspaper where she conducted (wo)man-on-the-street interviews. She is currently seeking her Master's in journalism, while working for Project Republic Today.