GOP US Rep. Tiberi to resign by January, lead business group

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A senior Republican congressman from Ohio is resigning his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home.
In an announcement Thursday, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (TEE’-behr-ee) says he has not decided on an exact departure date, but it will be sometime before Jan. 31. His two-year term was due to end in January 2019.
Tiberi sits on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, which is handling high-profile tax overhaul legislation.
The 54-year-old Tiberi has held the central Ohio seat since 2001.
He’s been tapped to serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. The 25-year-old organization conducts research and drives debate in a range of policy areas that participating CEOs have identified as economic priorities for Ohio.
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This story has been corrected to show Tiberi’s term was due to end in January 2019, not January 2018.