Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and congressional leaders of both parties are meeting to reportedly discuss deficit reduction before the tax increases and automatic spending cuts go into affect in the new year.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Boehner said that if U.S. President Barack Obama was to veto legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline then he would be calling the American people 'stupid.'
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reads a statement at the West Chester Township Hall regarding the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on January 9, 2011 in West Chester, Ohio. House Speaker Boehner comdemned the attack in which U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a public event entitled 'Congress on your Corner' when a gunman opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. It was reported that eighteen people were shot, including members of Giffords' staff, and six are dead, including one young child. One suspect is in custody.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers questions during his weekly press conference January 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. During his remarks Boehner said the U.S. should provide equipment and additional aid to the Iraqi government in its battle against militants linked to Al-Qaida.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) is kissed by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) as he is handed the speaker's gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chambers January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Today Congress convened its first session of the 114th Congress with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate.
Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during his weekly news conference February 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner discussed Republican agenda with members of the media at the news conference.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) departs a press conference December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. When asked during the press conference if he would press ultra-conservative groups to tone down their criticism of a pending budget deal, Boehner said 'I don't care what they do.'
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media after attending the weekly House Republican conference at the U.S. Capitol January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner spoke on various issues including tonight's State of the Union speech by U.S. President Barack Obama.