WASHINGTON — The New York Times today reported that House Speaker John Boehner will resign his House seat at the end of October.
John Andrew Boehner is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991.
The Times report said, "Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
"Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open."