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House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --The House of Representatives is expected to vote to arm Syrian rebels to help combat Islamic State militants.
Gabrielle Levy
Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he would resign early and called for a special election to allow his successor to be seated immediately.
Gabrielle Levy
House delays recess to salvage border bill

House delays recess to salvage border bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --House GOP leaders are trying salvage a vote on the emergency border bill after pulling it from the schedule Thursday due to lack of support.
Gabrielle Levy
Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Democratic donations have surged after talk of impeaching President Obama, but GOP leaders insist it won't ever come to that.
Curtis Sprung, Medill News Service
Obama administration slams House version of border bill, promises veto

Obama administration slams House version of border bill, promises veto

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The White House stepped forward Wednesday to slam the House version of a supplemental bill as a "patchwork" of "arbitrary and unrealistic demands."
Gabrielle Levy
Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --A bill to provide emergency funding to handle the flood of children coming across the southern U.S. border passed a key procedural hurdle Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Standoff over highway bill imperils crucial transportation fund

Standoff over highway bill imperils crucial transportation fund

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --With two days left to strike a deal to replenish a critical funding stream for highway projects across the country, the Senate threw a twist in the process.
Gabrielle Levy
Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --Republicans insist they have no plans to impeach President Obama, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from mentioning the possibility every chance they get.
Gabrielle Levy
House slashes proposal for emergency border bill

House slashes proposal for emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --House Republicans put forward their version of an emergency funding bill to handle the influx of children at the southwest border.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama lawsuit moves forward in House committee

Obama lawsuit moves forward in House committee

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --A resolution to sue President Obama passed a procedural hurdle Thursday, setting it up for passage on the House floor before Congress adjourns for recess.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Republicans tasked with forming a plan to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the border made it clear they won't give President Obama everything he wants.
Gabrielle Levy
Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --A House panel got deep into the constitutional weeds Wednesday on the merits of Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
House lawsuit against Obama will focus on Obamacare

House lawsuit against Obama will focus on Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) --House Republicans will make the Affordable Care Act main target for a lawsuit against President Obama
Gabrielle Levy
Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --Congress' ability to pass emergency funding to handle the undocumented children entering the U.S. may hinge on a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law.
Gabrielle Levy
House side of Capitol reopens after asbestos spill

House side of Capitol reopens after asbestos spill

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --The atmosphere in Congress was even more toxic than usual when an asbestos incident forced the closure of the house side of the building Thursday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) watches as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks on the upcoming debt ceiling vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Boehner."
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