President Obama thanks former House Speaker Boehner for working with Democrats on budget deal, wishes Boehner had not waited till end of speakership to work with Democrats on budget matters - @markknoller
House Speaker John Boehner, in last floor speech, says of speaker candidate Paul Ryan: 'Paul is being called. I know he'll serve with grace and with energy, and I want to wish him and his family all the best'
Upcoming: The House of Representatives opens its morning session at 9 a.m. ET. Shortly after, Speaker John Boehner is expected to deliver his farewell speech, before calling for the vote for his replacement. Voice votes for the new speaker should take roughly an hour, and Boehner could announce results by 11 a.m. ET. Rep. Paul Ryan is widely expected to win the race. We'll stream video and bring you updates.
Editor's note: There's conflicting information being reported about Rep. Paul Ryan's interest in running for Speaker. The current Speaker, John Boehner, said Ryan will announce a decision at a House Republican conference tonight. However, Brendan Buck, Ryan's communications director, tweeted afterward: 'I still do not expect a final decision tonight.' Boehner announced he would retire from Congress on Sept. 25. - Tom
Spokesman for Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., reiterates Ryan not expected to make final decision on House speaker run; news follows outgoing speaker John Boehner saying he thought Ryan's decision would be announced - @BrendanBuck
House Speaker John Boehner on American troops in Afghanistan: 'Let's be clear: maintaining the status quo in Afghanistan is not a plan for success. The president's half-measures and failed leadership have emboldened our enemies and allowed for ISIL's rise' - statement
John Andrew Boehner (/ˈbeɪnər/BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is a former American politician who served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving from 1991 to 2015. The district included several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton.
Boehner previously served as the House Minority Leader from 2007 until 2011, and House Majority Leader from 2006 until 2007. Boehner's almost nine years as the Republican Leader in the House (four years as Minority Leader and nearly five years as Speaker) was the longest consecutive tenure for a Republican Leader in the House since Bob Michel of Illinois served 14 years as House Minority Leader from 1981 through 1995.
On September 25, 2015, Boehner announced he would resign the Speakership and retire from Congress effective October 30. However, due to later developments in the succession plans of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Boehner announced he would remain Speaker until the election of a successor, potentially delaying his originally planned retirement.
On October 29, 2015, prior to the voting of a new Speaker, Boenher's farewell speech included his intent to resign as representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district, effective at the end of the month. Paul Ryan was then voted in as the new Speaker. Boehner's resignation as a member from Congress became effective at 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2015.