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Administration extends sub-standard healthcare policies 2 more years

Administration extends sub-standard healthcare policies 2 more years

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The Obama administration put off more stringent U.S. healthcare policy standards for two years Wednesday, allowing some 500,000 people to keep cheaper coverage.

Report: Deal reached on food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Lawmakers appear to have reached a deal on cuts to the U.S. food stamp program, The New York Times reported Thursday.
House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday adjourned until noon Wednesday without voting on ending the government shutdown or extending the debt ceiling.
House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Friday approved a government funding bill that defunds the Affordable Care Act, setting up a showdown on the issue in the Senate.
House group working on immigration bill

House group working on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A bipartisan U.S. House group is working secretly to come up with an immigration bill before President Obama's State of the Union address, aides said.
Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country's immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing the system
Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Former Congressman Gabrielle Giffords continued her remarkable recovery in 2012 from a gunshot wound to the head in January 2011.
ED ADAMCZYK, United Press International

Obama floats $1.6T plan to raise taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama will push a $1.6 trillion plan to hike taxes for the rich and corporations in talks on averting the looming fiscal cliff, the White House said.
U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. government likely will hit its $16.4 trillion debt limit by year's end, giving more urgency to avoiding the fiscal cliff, the Treasury Department said.
Tea Party hopes to impact Senate make-up

Tea Party hopes to impact Senate make-up

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Tea Party movement, vital to the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House, will be instrumental in the GOP drive for control of the Senate, observers say.

Group seeks database checks on immigrants

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A group accuses Republican leaders in the U.S. House of blocking a bill to require employers to use a government database to check workers' legal status.
Boehner agrees to Friday payroll tax vote

Boehner agrees to Friday payroll tax vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he has agreed to schedule a vote Friday on a two-month extension to the payroll tax cut.
Capitol room named after Giffords staffer

Capitol room named after Giffords staffer

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers named a room in the U.S. Capitol after Gabriel Zimmerman, an aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed in the attempt on Giffords' life.
No debt deal. Now what?

No debt deal. Now what?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The administration upped pressure on Congress, unveiling a calculator to show U.S. taxpayers how much money is at stake following the supercommittee's failure.

Supercommittee failure likely

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. congressional supercommittee's likely failure to agree on deficit reduction is likely to set up another fiscal wrangle in Congress, lawmakers say.
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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, and a small portion of Dayton itself.

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.

Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio, the son of Mary Anne (née Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, the second of twelve children in a family of German and Irish descent. He grew up in modest circumstances, having shared one bathroom with his eleven siblings in a two-bedroom house in Cincinnati. His parents slept on a pull-out couch. He started working at his family's bar at age 8, a business founded by their grandfather Andy Boehner in 1938. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. All but two of his siblings still live within a few miles of each other; two are unemployed and most of the others have blue-collar jobs.

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