President Obama, asked about the chance of a government shutdown, says he's been encouraged by recent statements from Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner 'and I take them at their word' - from broadcast
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on President Obama's immigration action: 'With this action he's refused to listen to the American people...He's damaging the presidency itself' - @mikememoli, @tedhesson
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on President Obama's immigration executive action: 'The American people want both parties to focus on solving problems together; they don't support unilateral action from a president who is more interested in partisan politics than working with the people's elected representatives. That is not how American democracy works...By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left. His "my way or the highway" approach makes it harder to build the trust with the American people that is necessary to get things done on behalf of the country' - statement
Video: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, releases brief statement ahead of President Obama's immigration announcement; 'Instead of working together to fix our broken immigration system, the president says he's acting on his own. That is just not how our democracy works' - @SpeakerBoehner
Editor's note: Political reporters speculate House Speaker John Boehner's statement at 9:15 am ET on Friday will be a response to President Obama's immigration overhaul announcement tonight. - Stephanie
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.