Here Are the Members of Congress Giving Up Their Seats, Setting Up a 2024 Fight

More than three dozen members of Congress have already said they are planning to leave their seats, setting the stage for major turnover in the 2024 election.

Few of the departures that have been announced are expected to alter the balance of power in the closely divided House, where the vast majority of seats are gerrymandered to be safe for one of the two political parties, or in the Senate. But a handful are already putting crucial seats up for grabs.

Many of those who are leaving are expressing frustration about the polarization and paralysis that has gripped the institution particularly this year, as House Republicans, dominated by their far-right flank, have struggled to do the basic business of governing and feuded over who should lead them.

Here’s a look at the retirements that have been announced so far. A bolded name indicates a departure that could alter the balance of power in Congress, or lead to a competitive or potentially competitive race.

Members of Congress retiring from office


  • Senator Thomas R. Carper, Democrat of Delaware

  • Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan

  • Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah

  • Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia


  • Representative Debbie Lesko, Republican of Arizona

  • Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat of California

  • Representative Anna G. Eshoo, Democrat of California

  • Representative Grace F. Napolitano, Democrat of California

  • Representative Ken Buck, Republican of Colorado

  • Representative Victoria Spartz, Republican of Indiana

  • Representative John Sarbanes, Democrat of Maryland

  • Representative Dan Kildee, Democrat of Michigan

  • Representative Brian Higgins, Democrat of New York

  • Representative George Santos, Republican of New York

  • Representative Bill Johnson, Republican of Ohio

  • Representative Brad Wenstrup, Republican of Ohio

  • Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon

  • Representative Kay Granger, Republican of Texas

  • Representative Michael C. Burgess, Republican of Texas

  • Representative Chris Stewart, Republican of Utah

  • Representative Jennifer Wexton, Democrat of Virginia

  • Representative Derek Kilmer, Democrat of Washington

Lawmakers seeking other office


  • Representative Dean Phillips, Democrat of Minnesota


  • Representative Ruben Gallego, Democrat of Arizona

  • Representative Katie Porter, Democrat of California

  • Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California

  • Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California

  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Democrat of Delaware

  • Representative Jim Banks, Republican of Indiana

  • Representative David Trone, Democrat of Maryland

  • Representative Elissa Slotkin, Democrat of Michigan

  • Representative Andy Kim, Democrat of New Jersey

  • Representative Colin Allred, Democrat of Texas

  • Representative Alex X. Mooney, Republican of West Virginia


  • Senator Mike Braun, Republican of Indiana

  • Representative Abigail Spanberger, Democrat of Virginia

State Attorney General

  • Representative Dan Bishop, Republican of North Carolina

  • Representative Jeff Jackson, Democrat of North Carolina


  • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas

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