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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 ColeNow that earmarks are back, it's time to ban 'poison pill' riders Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 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 ClintonVirginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' MORE. Republican Mitt Romney topped former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama on Supreme Court ruling: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay' Appeals court affirms North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' MORE, 54.4 percent to 43.9 percent, in the 12th District in 2012.

The report comes after Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  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 Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Influential Republicans threaten to form new party Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall 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.