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 ColeTo fix retirement, we need to understand it On The Money: Trump banks on Fed, China to fuel 2020 economy | Judge orders parties to try to reach deal in lawsuit over Trump tax returns | Warren targets corporate power with plan to overhaul trade policy Lawmakers point to entitlements when asked about deficits 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 ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE. Republican Mitt Romney topped former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocratic governors fizzle in presidential race Obamas reportedly buying Martha's Vineyard mansion Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll MORE, 54.4 percent to 43.9 percent, in the 12th District in 2012.

The report comes after Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' 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 Morning Report — Mueller testimony gives Trump a boost as Dems ponder next steps The Hill's 12:30 Report: Muller testimony dominates Washington Lawmakers, press hit the courts for charity tennis event 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.