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John Boehner

This knowledge card is about the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

 

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Boehner presented House Republicans with two options, according to a GOP leadership aide. The first option would be to amend the Senate bill to add spending cuts. McCarthy counted votes on that proposal. Had there been enough Republican votes for passage, the speaker would have brought that to the floor for a vote.

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Source: The Atlantic
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This source talks about the eventual fiscal cliff deal that was reached and how Boehner put together a deal that the President approved.

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“The debt ceiling debacle,” he adds, “was a politically induced economic crisis. For people who are pragmatic and serious, like John Boehner, they understand that.” Boehner has long envisioned himself a reformer. Now that hoped-for legacy is riding on how he handles the fiscal cliff.

Article: Politics & Policy
Source: Businessweek

What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: "At one point several weeks ago," Mr. Boehner says, "the president said to me, 'We don't have a spending problem.'"

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By a better than 2-to-1 margin, registered voters disapprove rather than approve of House Speaker John Boehner’s performance during the fiscal cliff talks, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll – a negative rating due in large part to the lack of uniform support for him among Republicans.

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After the 2012 election the Fiscal Cliff had to be adressed by the start of 2013. Americans showed low approval ratings for all parties involed with Boehner taking the most heat.

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“We’ve made it pretty clear and I’ll make it clear one more time: If the court does not strike down the entire law, the House will move to repeal what’s left of it,” House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Wednesday morning. “‘Obamacare’ is driving up the cost of health care and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.”

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Source: The Washington Post
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From June 2012, we see that Boehner is still adamantly opposed to health care reform saying that it would cripple small business, a view that many Republicans share.

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"I believe that the healthcare bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best healthcare system in the world, and bankrupt our country," Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told a news conference. "That means we have to do everything we can to try to repeal this bill and replace it with common sense reforms to bring down the cost of health care.

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Source: Reuters
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These were Boehner's thoughts in November 2010 before becoming speaker of the house about the 'Afforable Care Act'. He is still opposed to it today even after it has become law.

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John Boehner (bay-ner) serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio for an 11th term in November 2010

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As Speaker of the House, Boehner has led the Republican opposition to many of President Obama's policies. Boehner voted against the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, against health-care reform and against withdrawing troops from Iraq. In July 2011, Boehner was at the center of the debt crisis—drafting the Republican "Boehner plan" to counter Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan to end the crisis.

Article: John Boehner biography
Source: John Boehner Biography
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Boehner and President Obama have agreed on very little during his time as speaker of the house. This has created much tension in the senate and strong disapproval by the American People.

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Boehner had a powerful mentor in the House in Georgia's Newt Gingrich, and was involved in drafting the GOP's "Contract With America, " the set of legislative and policy goals presented in time for the 1994 Congressional elections. Democratic control of the House ended with that election, which became known as the "Republican Revolution." House Republicans elected Gingrich the new Speaker of the House. Boehner was chosen to serve as chair of the House Republican Conference in 1995, an influential caucus of GOP lawmakers.

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Source: Newsmakers 2006 Cumulatio...

In 1982, Boehner served on the board of trustees of Union Township in Butler County, Ohio. Three years later, Boehner was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. In 1990, Boehner ran for U.S. Congress against incumbent Buz Lukens. Lukens was in the midst of a scandal about paying an underage girl for sex, and Boehner won the election.

Article: John Boehner biography
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The second oldest of 12 brothers and sisters, John has lived in southwest Ohio his entire life. He grew up mopping floors and waiting tables at his family tavern, and played football for legendary coach Gerry Faust at Cincinnati’s Moeller High School. After graduating in 1968, he worked several jobs to pay his way through Xavier University. While working as a night janitor he met Debbie - now his wife of 37 years - and in 1977 earned his bachelor’s degree in business.  

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This is from Boehner's official website. While giving details of his early life, it also dramatizes it very much.

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