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April 17, 2014


Turnover Not High This Cycle

Geoffrey Skelley: "So far, 50 members of the 113th Congress have either left office or signaled their intentions to leave at the end of this cycle... Despite all that, the degree of turnover in the House this cycle is not unusually high. Over the last 40 years, an average of 70.4 members has exited the House for one reason or another each two-year cycle. That's about one-sixth of the total House membership every cycle. At 50 exits so far, this Congress still has a ways to go in order to produce even an average level of turnover."














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