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After 14 terms, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle announces retirement

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, the long-serving member of the House from Pennsylvania, will not seek a 15th term in Congress, he said Monday afternoon.

“I believe time has come to pass the torch to the next generation,” Mr. Doyle said at his South Side district office. Take a look at his career through the PG photo archives, and read more from our staff here.

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle speaks during a press conference to announce that he will not be running to re-election and plans to retire after his current term, Monday, October 18, 2021, in his office on the South Side. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle speaks during a rally and march organized by Women’s March Pittsburgh as part of a national day of action to protest restrictions on reproductive rights, Saturday, October 2, 2021, in front of the City-County Building, Downtown. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Don Graves, deputy secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, gestures while talking with Audrey Russo, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, after a round-table discussion about closing the “Digital Divide” at the Energy Innovation Center on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. At left, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto talks with Congressman Mike Doyle. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
A 40-foot WindStax wind turbine looms in the background as U.S. Rep.Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, left, speaks during a ceremony unveiling a new wind turbine Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the Historic Pump House in Munhall. Also pictured in the photograph are Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman, center, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, right, Augie Carlino, president and CEO of Rivers of Steel, David Landis, president of Epic Metal and Ron Gdovic, CEO of WindStax Energy. (Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle and Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., President and CEO, Habitat Pittsburgh, arrive at the construction site of a new home for a community celebration, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in McKeesport. The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) presented $225,000 to help the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh at the community celebration. The ceremony was held on the concrete slab on Lemon Street in McKeesport. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, and Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, of the Tree of Life Congregation, talk after a Congressional roundtable briefing examining issues related to acts of domestic terrorism, including the October 27 attack on the Tree of Life synagogue, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Pittsburgh City-County Building, Downtown. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle listens as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, not pictured, speaks during a Congressional roundtable briefing examining issues related to acts of domestic terrorism, including the October 27 attack on the Tree of Life synagogue, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Pittsburgh City-County Building, Downtown. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
From left, Anne Holton, Tim Kaine, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Mark Cuban, Congressman Mike Doyle, and former president Bill Clinton raise their hands together after a rally for Mrs. Clinton at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on July 30, 2016, in Downtown. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Shanon Williams of CeaseFirePA, left, presents Congressman Mike Doyle with a pillow in front of the City County Building downtown for him to use if he is to participate in any more sit-ins after his participation in the historical Congressional sit-in last week on June 29, 2016, in Downtown. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the Energy Innovation Center on July 17, 2015, in the Lower Hill District. From left to right, Congressman Mike Doyle, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Chief Executive of Allegheny County Rich Fitzgerald. (Doug Oster/Post-Gazette)
Mike Doyle talks about meeting President Clinton for the first time during a visit to Libby Forman’s third grade class at Westinghouse Elementary School, Feb. 24, 1997, in Wilmerding. Doyle read “The Teacher From Outer Space” to support and view the federally -funded RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program. (Martha Rial/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, right, shepherds Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf through the crowd at his 19th annual family picnic at the Westinghouse Lodge Sunday afternoon., Oct. 12, 2014, in Forest Hills. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
. 20131104. EastLibertySouth. Standalone. Local. Ceremonial groundbreaking for the East Liberty Place South residential and retail development on Nov. 4, 2011, on Penn Ave. in East Liberty. From left, James Eby, senior project manager, The Community Builders, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, Bart Mitchell, president and CEO of The Community Builders, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Pa. Rep. Ed Gainey, and Beverly Bates, senior Vice President for development of The Community Builders. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
From left, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, and Pa. Sen. Matt Smith stand during the National Anthem before participating in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Post Exchange to be built next to the commissary now under construction, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Moon. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle speaks to nearly 200 people gathered to hear union leaders and public officials voice support for postal workers and continuing Saturday mail delivery at a rally across the street from Pittsburgh’s main post office Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, on the North Side. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
Congressmen Mike Doyle and Tim Murphy greet some personnel from the 911th Airlift Wing after a press conference discussing how the 911th Airlift will remain open, March 18, 2013, in Moon. (Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette)
From left, celebrity servers U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, Rep. Dan Frankel and Sen. Jay Costa pass out bowls of soup to the hundreds gathered for the 18th annual Empty Bowls Dinner at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. A $20 donation earned a bread-and-soup meal and a hand-made ceramic bowl to take home. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, center in suit, and Obama for America Pennsylvania staff and others sing the Star Spangled Banner as they open the newest field office in the campaign for President, that will be for the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Oct. 2, 2012, in Dormont. (Bill Wade/Post-Gazette)
President Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, left, who met the President with Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, right, after he arrived on Air Force One at the 911th Airlift Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
Cheryl Pogany, left, of Baldwin, and her husband, Raymond, a 20-year plus postal mail processing employee, talk with Congressman Mike Doyle after a rally outside his Southside office Tuesday afternoon, September 25, 2011. Four US Postal Service unions joins the rally which says they are “against gutting postal service and laying off 120,000 workers,” according to We Are One Western Pennsylvania media release. (Bill Wade/Post-Gazette)
Congressman Mike Doyle walks in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 12, 2011, in downtown Pittsburgh. (Tony Tye/Post-Gazette)
Rep. Mike Doyle performs during a Candidate’s Comedy Night at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in Homestead. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle talks with U.S. ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, let, and his wife Patricia, at the 4th of July party in Ireland, July 3, 2009. (U.S. Embassy in Dublin)
Students talk to U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, about their favorite books on April 11, 2008, in Churchill. Doyle appeared at Shaffer Elementary School, in the Woodland Hills district, to address President Bush’s cuts in the “Reading is Fundamental” program. These students have read over 25 books in the program. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Sen. John Kerry talks with U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle as they leave the morning mass at St. Benedict The Moor, June 13, 2004, in the Hill District. Kerry and his wife Theresa attended the 9 a.m. mass. (Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Ron Klink hugs U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle at the IBEW Hall after conceding the Senate race to incumbent Rick Santorum on Nov. 7, 2000, in the South Side. (VWH Campbell Jr./Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle reads the Dr. Seuss classic “The Cat In The Hat” to fifth-graders at Forbes Elementary School in honor of Theodor Geisel’s birthday, March 1, 2002, in Penn Hills. (V.W.H. Campbell Jr./Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Swissvale, talks with Tricia Coulter and Nikki Smith, both 8 and both from Plum, while waiting to roll out the first ball at the Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Program’s kick-off bowling event at the Swissvale Arcade Lanes on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998. The program awarded more than $18,000 in scholarship money to local youth that year. (Tony Tye/Post-Gazette)