Name: Joe Barton
Role: U.S. Congressman (R-Tx), serves as vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Consequences for his actions: Will not seek reelection.
Barton’s Response: “There are enough people who lost faith in me that it’s time to step aside and let there be a new voice for the 6th district in Washington, so I am not going to run for re-election.”
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