Last updated on: 6/7/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

John Boehner Biography

Title:
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives (R-OH)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Americans are asking, ‘where are the jobs?’ but Democrats remain focused on this job-killing government takeover of health care. Over the objection of the American people, President Obama and Democrats in Washington have forced through an unpopular, unaffordable bill that is propped up by backroom deals and phony accounting gimmicks. The mistakes Democrats have made will require correcting sooner rather than later – with new legislation, new regulations, and new spending – but there’s only one way to truly undo the damage this law will do to our economy and our freedoms: repeal and replace. Then we can start fresh on reforms focused first on lowering costs for families and small businesses.”

Press release, “Only One Way To Fix Dems’ Job-Killing Takeover of Health Care: Repeal and Replace,” www.boehner.house.gov, Mar. 25, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Speaker, US House of Representatives, 2011-2015
  • US Representative, (R-OH), 1990 – 2010
  • US House Majority Leader, 2006 (became Minority Leader in Nov. 2006 when Democrats became the majority party)
  • US House Republican Leader, 2006
  • Sponsor of the Pension Protection Act, 2006
  • Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Sponsor of the No Child Left Behind Act, 2001
  • House Republican Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress
  • Member of the “Gang of Seven” congressional reformists
  • Representative, Ohio State Legislature, 1984 – 1990
  • Union Township Trustee, 1982 – 1984
  • President, Nucite Sales, 1978 – 1984
Education:
  • BA, Business, Xavier University, 1977
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can I keep my current coverage?