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House General Counsel Stepping Down

Kerry Kircher was named the House's top attorney in 2011


9/16/03.U.S. CAPITOL--View of the U.S. Capitol from the Senate Park..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL
House General Counsel Kerry Kircher did not cite a reason for his resignation. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House’s top attorney is leaving his post.  

General Counsel Kerry Kircher is resigning as of Friday, he said in a federal court filing. He did not give a reason for his departure.  

Kircher has worked in the Office of the General Counsel, which represents and advises House members, employees and offices on matters related to their official duties, since 1995.  

Former Speaker John A. Boehner named Kircher to his current post in 2011.  

Among the cases he handled is an ongoing Obamacare lawsuit.  

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