Facing Tough Primary, Veteran Rep. Burton Bows Out
Burton served as chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee from 1996-2003. During his time chairing the committee, he looked at the death of Vince Foster, a White House deputy Counsel. Per the Almanac of American Politics (subscriber): Burton is the seventh House Republican this cycle to retire outright without seeking higher office. Eleven Democrats have announced their intention to retire outright.