Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has announced plans to retire from Congress following her current term.
“I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” Boxer announced on her website in a video with her grandson. “I want to come home to this state that I love so much, California.”
Boxer, 74, is seen as a leader on environmental issues and has been a member of Congress for three decades. Her retirement will also leave open the top Democratic spot on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Boxer hopes Congress secures a long-term transportation plan before her retirement. Just recently she told Congress to focus on the Highway Trust Fund instead of the Keystone XL pipeline.