In January, 26 House members will not be returning to Congress. Some of them will return to their home districts for good while some will stay on in Washington for other jobs or to pursue another office. HOH asked several of them to reflect on their political careers and offer some advice and insight for the future.
California Democrat Lois Capps, 78, was first elected in 1998. She announced in April 2015 that she would retire at the end of this term, her ninth full one in Congress.