By Keith Laing - 11/13/12 11:17 PM EST
The rules call for lawmakers to step down after six years as ranking member or chairman of a particular committee, unless they are given a waiver by leadership.
The lawmaker who has been widely expected to replace Mica atop the transportation panel, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), has formally announced his candidacy and sounded notes that he is expecting to be chairman.
Mica said Tuesday that the transportation committee chairman issue "should be over by Thursday."
He said of Boehner: "He'll have to decide what he's going to do, and then I'll have to decide what I'm going to do."