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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.

House Speaker John Boehner, on 1 December 2012, said that he was stunned by Treasury secretary Tim Geithner's plan to overcome the fiscal cliff. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Boehner said "I was flabbergasted. I looked him and said, 'You can't be serious,' I've just never seen anything like it. You know, we've got seven weeks between Election Day and the end of the year. And three of those weeks have been wasted with this nonsense."

John Boehner has asked his fellow Republicans in the House not to make Christmas plans as they might have to work through the holidays to formula plans to avert the fiscal cliff. He spoke at a meeting with the House Republican Conference on 12 December 2012. Boehner is reportedly seeking a permanent extension of all the Bush-era tax rates, which the Democrats oppose.

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