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GOP Rep. Mike Conaway to retire from Congress

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) returns to a closed-door hearing
House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Conaway. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) won't seek re-election next year, Politico reported Tuesday, citing multiple GOP sources.

Why it matters: This is the 5th retirement of a GOP lawmaker in 2 weeks, as Politico journalist Jake Sherman notes. Conaway had served in Congress for 15 years.