Rep. Jason Chaffetz is leaving Congress behind for that life in television, Fox News announced on Wednesday.
Chaffetz has to be a cause of the network starting July 1, the day after he may officially resign from Congress. The Utah Republican will "offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming,” the network said inside of a statement.
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Chaffetz’s proceed to television has been from the works, when using the Washingtonian yet others reporting weeks ago that she was headed to Fox News. Ad units chairman of your home Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Chaffetz announced in April he had not seek re-election, and last month said yet resign his seat early to pursue opportunities during the private sector. Rep. Trey Gowdy has had in the committee.
In a recent interview while using Hill, Chaffetz suggested men and women Congress get a $2,500 stipend per thirty days for housing, complaining that it’s hard for a part of Congress to pay a mortgage loan in the home in Utah, kids while attending college and also a set up Washington.
Though he’s leaving politics for the time being, Chaffetz said in that same interview that he isn’t closing the door for the chance for an upcoming run. The positioning with Fox News likely pays a lot better than the salary for your an associate Congress (that is certainly around $170,000) and would keep Chaffetz making headlines. A Fox News spokesperson wouldn’t immediately respond to questions about Chaffetz’s contract.