John Andrew Boehner is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party and is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. 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.
July 8: John Boehner says that there is no agreement on a deal to raise the debt ceiling in private or in public. "It's not like there's some imminent deal about to happen, There are serious disagreements. This is a Rubik's Cube that we haven't quite worked out yet."