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|REP. JOHN BOEHNER (OH08 R)|
|US Representative from Ohio|
|Building:||LHOB- Longworth House Office Building|
|Address:||15 Independence Avenue, SE|
|Washington DC 20515-3508|
|Email:||Open Email Webform|
|Legal Name:||John Andrew Boehner|
|Political Party:||Republican Party|
|Elected:||1990 - 99.2% of vote in last election|
|Seniority:||36 of 441|
|Reelection Status:||Eligible for reelection|
|Residence:||West Chester, OH|
|Spouse:||Deborah L. Gunlack|
|Bachelor of Science Xavier University (OH) 1977|
|Moeller High School (OH) 1968|
|Manager, Merrell-Dowell Pharmaceuticals 1972-1976|
|Staff to President, Nucite Sales, Inc. 1976-1990|
|Trustee, Union Township 1982-1984|
|Member, OH State House of Representatives 1985-1990|
|Member, U.S. House of Representatives 1991-CURR|
|Chair, House Republican Conference 1994-1998|
|Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives 2006-2007|
|Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives 2007-2011|
|Speaker of the House, U.S. House of Representatives 2011-CURR|
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Suite B; 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069-6637
Phone: (513) 779-5400, Fax: (513) 779-5315
Suite 2; 12 South Plum Street, Troy, Ohio 45373-5207
Phone: (937) 339-1524, Fax: (937) 339-1878
|Ex-Officio, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence|
|Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption|
|Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus|
|Member, National Council for a New America (NCNA)|
John A. Boehner (bay-ner) serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio for a 12th term in November 2012, John is a national leader in the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable federal government.|
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, Andy's Cafe, and played football for legendary coach Gerry Faust at Cincinnati's Moeller High School where he graduated in 1968.
After high school, John worked several jobs to pay his way through Xavier University. While working as a night janitor he met Debbie - now his wife of 39 years - and in 1977 earned his bachelor's degree in business. John and Debbie raised two daughters, Lindsay and Tricia, in the northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester where they still live today.
John's first run for public office was for a spot on his neighborhood homeowners association, followed by a seat on his township board of trustees. He was elected to the Ohio General Assembly in 1984 where he served until the voters of southwest Ohio sent him to Congress.
Elected to Congress in 1990, John quickly became a voice for reform. First, he adopted a "no earmarks" policy that he carries with him to this day. And as part of the "Gang of Seven," he and fellow lawmakers took on the House establishment – Democrats and Republicans. Together, they successfully closed the scandal-riddled House Bank, uncovered "dine-and-dash" practices at the House Restaurant, and exposed drug sales and cozy cash-for-stamps deals at the House Post Office.
After Republicans won their first Congressional majority in several decades, John's colleagues elected him to serve as House GOP Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress. In that role, John was a powerful voice in the fight to force Washington to stick to the strict spending limits in the Balanced Budget Act that let the economy grow and led to the first budget surplus in a generation.
As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, John authored the Freedom to Farm Act, legislation reforming the Soviet-style farm subsidy programs that punish farmers and taxpayers alike. And in 1999, as Vice-Chairman of the House Administration Committee, John joined House leaders to announce the first-ever "clean" independent audit of the House, a reform he first called for as a member of the Gang of Seven in 1992.
From 2001 to 2006, John served as chairman of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce. There he co-wrote the bill establishing the first private school choice program in the District of Columbia, and worked with other reformers to ensure parental choice provisions were included in the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act to reinforce its goal of bringing greater accountability to taxpayer-funded education programs.
In 2006, John was elected by his colleagues to serve as House Majority Leader. On his watch, the House passed the first budget that held the line on spending in several years and adopted the first-ever reforms making the earmark process open and accountable. In 2007, John began his tenure as House Republican Leader. In that role, he united Republicans against job-destroying bills like ObamaCare and the Democrats' "cap and trade" national energy tax that were passed over the objections of the American people. And he helped ensure that our troops in harm’s way continued to receive the funding and resources they needed to succeed.
On November 17, 2010 – his 61st birthday – Boehner was elected by his colleagues to serve as Speaker-designate, and on January 5, 2011 he swore in the 112th Congress as the 53rd Speaker of the House. John was re-elected by the House on January 3, 2013 to serve a second term as Speaker for the 113th Congress.
Under his leadership, the House majority has worked to make the legislative process more open and to ensure the priorities of the American people are reflected in the priorities of lawmakers. John led the drive for an aggressive set of reforms that require bills to be posted online at least three days before a vote, make it easier to cut spending, require legislation to cite its authority in the Constitution, and more.
John also led House Republicans in adopting the first ban on "earmarks" -- the secretive, pork-barrel spending he has opposed since his first days in Congress. Today, Speaker Boehner is focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, cutting government spending, reforming Congress, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington.