Chairmen's term limits make Congress work better

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced.

    Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, both from Michigan, are leaving. They are influential and respected across the political aisle, and their departure will exacerbate the partisan rancor in the House.

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