Departures from Congress in 2014
Before the November election, a number of lawmakers have decided to leave their legislative duties behind, because of their health, personal preferences or recent scandals.
Image 1 of 21
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)
Elected in 1974, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) announced Jan. 31 that he would end his 40-year run as one of the House's most liberal members. Elected in the wake of Watergate, Waxman went on to play a role in passing several pieces of notable legislation.