U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced on Wednesday that he intends to retire from Congress when his term ends.
In a statement, Flores wrote, "When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my commitment that I would run for six or fewer terms. After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina, during that time, I have decided that my current term will be my last."
Flores was initially elected to Congress in 2010, eventually becoming the Chair of the Republican Study Committee as well as serving on the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
Flores is now the 5th House Republican from Texas to announce that they do not intend to seek re-election in 2020.
Flores said he intends to "resume business activities in the private sector and to stay politically active on a federal, state and local level."