Editor's note: North Carolina conservative Rep. Mark Meadows filed a motion Tuesday night to remove John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House. Meadows says Boehner has "caused the power of Congress to atrophy." This action has never been successfully used to depose a speaker, Politico reports, and in its current form the motion is "simply a statement of opposition to Boehner." Sources tell the news outlet that Meadows will circulate a petition to force a vote, but he could ask for one in the next two legislative days. - Stephanie
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, calls on President Obama to instill new leadership in Office of Personnel Management after breach 'so we can move forward in a fashion that begins to restore the confidence of the American people' - statement
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.