John Boehner

John Andrew Boehner (pronounced /ˈbeɪnɚ/, BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is an American politician of the Republican Party who is currently serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress, and a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, which includes portions of the Cincinnati and Dayton suburbs, as well as a small portion of Dayton itself. On February 2, 2006, John Boehner was elected House Majority Leader following Tom DeLay's resignation from the post after a criminal indictment. On November 17, 2006, after the Republican defeat in the 2006 elections, Boehner was elected House Minority Leader for the 110th Congress. After additional Republican defeats in the 2008 Elections, Boehner was again reelected by his peers to lead the Republican Conference in the 111th Congress. Boehner was born in Cincinnati to Mary Ann (Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, as one of 12 brothers and sisters. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. After graduating from Cincinnati’s Moeller High School in 1968, Boehner enlisted in the United States Navy during the height of the Vietnam War. He was discharged after eight weeks of training because of a bad back. He received


  • Speaker Boehner works his home Ohio district

    The Associated Press 18 hours ago
    GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) is making the rounds of his western Ohio district. The West Chester Republican was set Wednesday for a breakfast speech to ...
  • PACs help Tiberi, Stivers fund campaigns

    The Columbus Dispatch 5 days ago
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township has nearly $3 million to spend on his re-election campaign while Republican Steve Stivers of Upper Arlington has $1.1 million, according to campaign-finance reports filed this week with the Federal Election ...
  • Groups urge Boehner on immigration reform

    The Dayton Daily News 5 days ago
    Ohio faith leaders and members of the immigrant community rallied Thursday evening at The Square @ Union Centre to call on House Speaker John Boehner to "Do the Right Thing" on immigration reform. Organized by Communities United For Citizenship, Ohio Prophetic ...
  • Winthrop Poll: South Carolinians think better of BMW, Boeing than pols

    The Sun News 6 days ago
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all, according to South Carolinians? Here's a hint: It's not a politician or politician party. It's a company. Or two. Earlier this month, the Winthrop Poll ...
  • Shumlin says transportation funds critical

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal transportation fund so Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the ...

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