House Speaker John Boehner statement on TPP deal: 'More trade means more jobs, better pay, and more opportunities for our workers, farmers, and small businesses. More trade also gives us the opportunity to advance America's leadership around the world'
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, criticizes outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Senate floor; says Boehner is staying for a month to join with Democrats and fund President Obama's priorities - @katiezez
House Minority speaker Nancy Pelosi tweets about Boehner retirement: 'Speaker Boehner and I have deep disagreements, but I respect his patriotism. Will miss him as a friend and formidable foe' - @NancyPelosi
John Andrew Boehner (/ˈbeɪnər/BAY-nər; 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 follows the Vice President in line to the presidency of the United States in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.
On September 25, 2015, Boehner announced he will resign the Speakership and retire from Congress effective October 30.