Rep. George Miller, a California Democrat and close ally of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, announced Monday that he would retire after 20 terms as a congressman.
“This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years,” Miller said in a statement.
Miller is the top-ranking Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and is the fifth-longest serving congressman. He was just 29 when he was first sworn in in 1975.
Schumer joked about their arrangement when news broke of Miller's retirement, writing on his Twitter account, "Seeking roommate. 20 terms in the House & unmatched legislative record preferred. Lover of cold cereal a must."
"What a wonderful experience this has been," he said.