Buck McKeon

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) in April 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By Aaron Blake and Paul Kane
January 16 at 10:22 am

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is set to announce that he won’t seek reelection in 2014, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

McKeon’s retirement has been rumored for a long time, and his office said he would make an announcement in the New Year. His office declined Wednesday to confirm his retirement.

“The Congressman will make an announcement when he is ready to make the announcement,” spokeswoman Alissa Curley said in a statement to Post Politics.

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