Senior House Republican resigns

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) resigned from his seat on Thursday.

The senior congressman plans to assume a role with the Ohio Business Roundtable, a business consortium, The New York Times reported, citing three Republicans briefed on his plans.

"Today, it is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection," Tiberi said in a statement Thursday. "While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018."

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Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeCheney clashes with Trump Tom Cole wins GOP House primary in Oklahoma On The Trail: Crisis response puts Trump on defense, even in red states MORE (R-Okla.) said he is happy for Tiberi but added that Congress would be a "poorer place without him."

“This is a harder life in terms of being away from home and putting up with the pace and the public battering that one sometimes must endure,” Cole told the Times.

“And no raises in a decade is hard on many members with families.”

Tiberi is an influential member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

President Trump carried Tiberi’s central Ohio district by approximately 11 points in 2016, 53.2 to 41.9 percent, over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSusan Collins signals she won't campaign against Biden Cuccinelli says rule forcing international students to return home will 'encourage schools to reopen' Clinton labels ICE decision on international students 'cruel' and 'unnecessary' MORE. Republican Mitt Romney topped former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump may be DACA participants' best hope, but will Democrats play ball? Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania Spencer Cox defeats Jon Huntsman in Utah GOP governor primary MORE, 54.4 percent to 43.9 percent, in the 12th District in 2012.

The report comes after Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE (R-Tenn.) recently announced that he does not plan to run for reelection.

Last month, two moderate Republicans — Reps. Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: WHO vs. Trump; Bernie's out The biggest political upsets of the decade Ex-GOP lawmaker: Former colleagues privately say they're 'disgusted and exhausted' by Trump MORE (Pa.) — also announced surprise retirements, sparking worries in some members of the GOP about whether the party could hold the House.

The report also comes as Trump has struggled to achieve his key agenda items, including the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare.

This report was updated at 11:08 a.m.