The Future Of The Grand Old Party… President John Boehner!

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John Boehner is the future of the Grand Old Party!  Welcome to the transparancy you were promised!

Political career

In 1981 Boehner served on the board of trustees of Union Township, Butler County, Ohio. In 1984, he served as president of that board. Boehner then served as an Ohio state representative from 1985 to 1990.

Gang of Seven

In 1990, Boehner was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 102nd Congress. During his freshman year, Boehner and fellow members of the Gang of Seven took on the House establishment, Republicans and Democrats alike, and successfully closed the House Bank (House banking scandal), uncovered “dine-and-dash” practices at the House Restaurant, and exposed drug sales and illegal cash-for-stamps deals at the House Post Office.

Contract With America

Boehner, along with Newt Gingrich and several other Republican lawmakers, was one of the architects of the Contract with America in 1994 that helped catapult Republicans into the majority in Congress for the first time in four decades.

Legislative accomplishments

From 1995 to 1999, Boehner served as House Republican Conference Chairman. There he championed the Freedom to Farm Act and a series of balanced budgets that led to the first federal surplus in a generation.

Following the election of President George W. Bush, Boehner was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee from 2001 until 2006. There he authored several landmark reforms including the Pension Protection Act and a successful school choice program for low-income children in Washington, DC.

According to the 2008 Congress.org Power Ranking, Minority Leader Boehner is the 6th most powerful congressman (preceded by Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, Dean of the House John Dingell, and Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey, all Democrats) and the most powerful Republican[6]. As Minority Leader, Boehner serves as an ex officio member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

I believe John Boehner is the future of the Grand Old Party!  I would hope that we could all push Mr. Boehner in the RIGHT direction. 

 

 

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