House Armed Services Committee chairman to retire
January 15th, 2014
05:20 PM ET
10 months ago

House Armed Services Committee chairman to retire

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Washington (CNN) - Longtime Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will announce Thursday that he won't seek re-election this year and will retire at the end of his term, a Republican source with knowledge of McKeon's thinking tells CNN.

McKeon's office neither confirmed nor denied reports about retirement. But  it put out an e-mail release saying the 11-term Republican from California would make a statement before cameras at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday.

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