House Speaker John Boehner on restoring ties with Cuba: 'The Obama administration is handing the Castros a lifetime dream of legitimacy without getting a thing for the Cuban people being oppressed by this brutal communist dictatorship. As I've said before, relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until Cubans enjoy freedom - and not one second sooner'
House Speaker John Boehner on Supreme Court decision on EPA interpretation: 'We can't erase the damage that the EPA has already caused by shutting down power plants and putting thousands of Americans out of work, but we can take action to protect the jobs and energy that are still at risk under this administration. The Supreme Court's decision today validates actions the House has taken to rein in the EPA, including a measure that would force bureaucrats in Washington to account for the impact of the rules they hand down'
House Speaker John Boehner: 'ObamaCare is fundamentally broken, increasing health care costs for millions of Americans. Today's ruling doesn't change that fact. Republicans will continue to listen to American families and work to protect them from the consequences of ObamaCare. And we will continue our efforts to repeal the law and replace it with patient-centered solutions that meet the needs of seniors, small business owners, and middle-class families'
Editor's note: The U.S. senate is scheduled to start votes on Trade Adjustment Assistance, which was previously packaged with the 'fast-track' or trade promotion authority (TPA) bill. The Senate and House have passed TPA after a months-long struggle, sending it to President Obama. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says the House will consider TAA once it passes the Senate. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had previously led an effort to derail TAA but signaled Wednesday that Democrats will accept the bill this time around, The Hill reports. Passage of these bills is seen as a win for the Obama administration and GOP congressional leaders. - Stephanie
House Speaker John Boehner: 'We remain committed to ensuring that both TPA and TAA are passed and enacted into law. The House has passed TPA as a standalone measure. The House will consider TAA once it passes the Senate as part of a new trade preferences bill. And we are ready to go to conference on the customs bill. Our goal is to get TPA and TAA to the president's desk this week and deliver this win for the American people' - statement
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio: 'On behalf of the whole House, let me say how shocked and heartbroken I am by the murder of innocent churchgoers in Charleston'; 'Anyone who would do something so unspeakable is pure evil'
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on trade bills: Committed to passing TPA and TAA, intend to have a conference so President Obama can sign trade package into law - statement
Editor's note: Under the procedure set for the trade bills currently in the U.S. House, the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program had been packaged with "fast-track" authority, so the latest vote against TAA stops the entire package from moving forward, The Hill reports. "Fast-track" was approved 219-211, but TAA, which grants aid to workers displaced by trade, failed 126-302 due to most Democrats voting against the measure. No more votes are expected in the House on Friday, but Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has put forth a motion to reconsider TAA early next week. Exact vote timing is unclear. - Stephanie
White House's Josh Earnest says House Speaker Boehner, R-Ohio, 'needs to take responsibility for fulfilling the basic duty of the United States Congress,' on Islamic State military force authorization - @StevenTDennis
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on charges against former Speaker Dennis Hastert: 'The Denny I served with worked hard on behalf of his constituents and the country. I'm shocked and saddened to learn of these reports'
House Speaker Boehner, R-Ohio, says he wants new Obama administration strategy to fight Islamic State; State Department's Marie Harf says they have a strategy they believe is the right 1 - @ChadPergram
John Andrew Boehner (/ˈbeɪnər/ ; born November 17, 1949) is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. The district includes 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. As Speaker of the House, Boehner is second in line to the presidency of the United States following the Vice President in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.