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Bill Johnson Plans Jan. 21 House Resignation to Become Youngstown St. President

On the heels of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s departure from Congress, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) is planning an earlier-than-expected departure this month to become president of Youngstown State University.

Johnson’s resignation will leave House Republicans down yet another vote as they try to pass key spending bills with a razor-thin majority.

Republicans will be down to just 219 seats to Democrats’ 213 once Johnson leaves.

Johnson formally submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, according to a letter sent out by YSU Board of Trustees chair Michael Peterson.

Peterson said Johnson’s resignation will take effect on Jan. 21, and that he will begin work at the university the next day.

“With his contract indicating he would start prior to March 15, 2024, we are excited to have him on campus earlier than anticipated,” Peterson added.

Johnson’s planned exit comes amid a historic deluge of retirements from House members in both parties.

At least two dozen Democrats and more than a dozen Republicans are planning to leave Congress this year.

Many lawmakers have cited burnout from the recent chaos and longstanding dysfunction in Congress as key factors.

A relative moderate in the House GOP conference, Johnson is a member of the centrist Republican Governance Group, the pragmatist Main Street Caucus and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

Johnson was also a McCarthy supporter, lamenting the former speaker’s ouster in October: “Kevin McCarthy should have never been deposed from the speakers’ seat,” Johnson said at the time.

Several events in February could further shift the House’s seat math.

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) is planning to step down to take a role at a performing arts center in his Buffalo-based district.

The special election to replace former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), who was expelled last month, will take place Feb. 13.

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  • Rick says:

    Well there’s one less rino embarrassment gone. Who will hopefully be replaced by an actual Republican next election. If he were actually a real Republican who was serving to help our country, he would’ve stayed. It’s obvious his only concern was money not service to his country.

  • JC says:

    Fk Mike Johnson, fig Hypocrite Democrat lying SOAB. NO POLITICIAN can be taken seriously by their word. They lie and conceive against Americans and always have and always will. Abolish US GOVERNMENTS. GIVE THE POWER TO THE STATES WHERE THE PEOPLE CAN KEEP AN EYE ON THESE TREASONOUS FKS AND FIRE THEIR ASSES AT WILL IMMEDIATLY. THE PEOPLE OF THE STAYES ARE GONA HAVE TO OVERTHROW THESE MONEY GLUTAN SOAB’S IN DC. LOOK AT PELOSI. THAT WHIE HAS GAINED MLLIONS FROM INSIDER STOCK TIPS AND STILL HER GLUTENOUS FOR MONEY CONSUMES HER DEMONIC SOUL. FACTS PEOPLE JUST PURE IN YOUR FACE UNCENSORED FACTS!!!

  • John Grychak says:

    MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, WE NEED “TERM LIMITS”,,,,,AND JUST AS IMPORTANT,,,,,,,”MANDATORY RETIREMENTS @ 70, ALL DEPTS, ESPECIALLY JUDGES. THERE SHOULD BE NO SUCH THING AS,,,,”LIFETIME POSITIONS”, GOVERNMENT LOANS, BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP / ALA / ANCHOR BABIES. UNFORETUNETLY OUR COUNTRY HAS SHOWN, THAT IT IS FULL OF UNDESIRABLE PEOPLE, WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT. THE,,,, CORRUPTION . / GREED / ARROGANCE / ANTI-AMERICANISM WITHIN, IS ASTOUNDING. THE GOP NEEDS TO RID THEMSELVES OF, “RINOS”. THEY WILL NEVER BE A SOUND GROUP, UNTIL THEY DO. THE DEMS DONT HAVE ANY, “DINOS”?

    OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SO LAX. LOOK AT THIS GUY “MENENDEZ (NJ). HOW MANY MORE CRIMES DOES HE HAVE TO BE GUILTY OF, BEFORE HE IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE? AND, WHY IS IT SO HARD TO EXPEL A, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE / CONGRESSMAN, OR SOMEONE,WITHIN THE JUDICIAL BRANCHES, FOR THEIR “TREASONOUS” CRIMES? “IMPEACHEMENT, SHOULD BE USED ONLY FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, ALL THE REST SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO, A GOOD OLD PLAIN,
    “YOU’RE FIRED”, AND ALONG WITH THAT FIRING,,,,,,ALL BENEFITS AND PENSIONS, ETC ARE TO BE ABOLISHED.

  • RJ says:

    We need to repeal the 17th & 18th amendments to take away the powers of the federal government and give it back to the state-legislators

  • Irishgal says:

    Funny- many stepping down- Epstein list??? (can run but cannot hide ‘hopefully’) and then we had the 3 Asian- run brothel arrests (in DC area too) Of which they kept meticulous records according to FBI report (then magically the FBI huge new building $$$$ passed later that day- weird?!) It’s been said that over 75% of DC is crooked! and a cesspool.

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