Lawmakers bracing for many congressional retirements, even from younger members
As the 2022 midterm elections approach, Congress is bracing for an anticipated surge in retirements. With the presidential election swinging back to a Democratic majority, members of both parties are looking to move on from their current roles. Senior members may be ready to move on to other opportunities, while younger members may be considering an exit due to impending retirements or changes in their districts. Congress is also facing a large number of lawmakers that have delayed leaving due to the political uncertainty created by the 2020 election. Whatever the reasons, experts agree that the upcoming retirement wave could lead to stable majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate.