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The Trump Presidency: What's Next for Our Democracy
As House Speaker for nearly five years and having led the Republican conference in the House for nearly a decade during some of the most tumultuous times in our country’s political history, Speaker Boehner has a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many others who are setting the course in Washington, D.C. Having served with most of them and worked with all of them during the quarter-century he spent in the House, Speaker Boehner speaks with unmatched authority on the dynamics facing the current generation of American leaders. Gregarious, insightful, candid and level-headed, Boehner is also respected on both sides of the political fence for his efforts to put the country first and find “common ground, without compromising on our principles” during his time as the highest-ranking Republican elected official in America.
John Boehner in the news
After serving five years as Speaker of the House focusing on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, cutting government spending, reforming Congress, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington, John Boehner will always be part of the national discourse. Catch his latest media appearances here.
John Boehner to publish much-anticipated political memoir
JOHN BOEHNER is set to publish a memoir about his time in Washington, which impressively spans from 1991, when he entered Congress as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 8th District, through 2015 when he left as Speaker of the House. Tentatively titled “Notes from a Smoke-Filled Room,” as Boehner said of the book: “I’ve never really been interested in doing your typical political-memoir kind of book. And this won’t be that kind of book. This is going to be a book people might want to actually read, no matter where they’re coming from politically.” The memoir will be published by Thomas Dunne Books in 2020, and is already making headlines in Politico, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, and more. Having served in three of the most powerful positions in Congress, Boehner is, as Politico wrote, “one of the most high-profile political leaders of the last three decades.” He provides audiences with an unvarnished look at the dynamics in Washington and is consistently heralded for balancing engaging (and downright funny) anecdotes with substantive takeaways. His "audacious honesty" (as the Washington Post headlined), razor-sharp analysis, and refreshing willingness to highlight issues on both sides of the aisle, make him a go-to voice on decoding our current, and future, political landscape. As one major trade association recently raved after an engagement, “The Speaker rocked as our keynote….for the rest of our convention I had people coming up to tell me how much they enjoyed him….mostly because he was so candid. That’s Boehner!"
John Boehner’s must-read Politico profile
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives JOHN BOEHNER’s epic, must-read Politico profile, “John Boehner Unchained,” dives into the legacy of Speaker Boehner’s 25 years in Congress and his views on the current administration. An in-depth profile requiring months of reporting, the piece highlights Boehner’s political ambitions to truly clean up Washington, how he cemented his role as an effective dealmaker able to work with both sides of the aisle, and his continued honesty and spot-on analysis regarding politics today. Described in a BloombergView op-ed as “an absolutely must-read piece” and a “terrific piece of reporting, highly entertaining, and full of interesting tidbits about why Boehner was so good at his job,” and listed as “required reading” by Esquire, the Politico piece has made headlines in nearly every major outlet including The Washington Post, Salon, Vanity Fair, The Hill and more. Presenting Boehner’s remarkably frank views on divisiveness within the GOP and the polarization of the media, the article also showcases Boehner’s tremendous skills as a negotiator who secured numerous policy victories during his time in office. As former Vice President Joe Biden is quoted as saying in the article, while remarking on the extreme polarization of politics today: “The only way we’re going to get this back together again is with some more John Boehners.”Read Speaker Boehner's Politico profile >>
John Boehner heralded for his audacious honesty and refreshing bipartisanship
Speaker JOHN BOEHNER is consistently heralded for his refreshingly candid insights on leading policy issues. As one major trade association raved: "The Speaker rocked as our keynote….for the rest of our convention I had people coming up to tell me how much they enjoyed him….mostly because he was so candid. That’s Boehner!" With unparalleled experience as Speaker of the House (2011-2015), a House Minority and Majority Leader, and a current Senior Strategic Advisor at global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, Boehner translates his expertise into “insightful, amusing and thought-provoking” (Edison Electric Institute) keynotes that stand out for their welcome honesty. Following one recent engagement, his remarks even resulted in a Washington Post article entitled, “The audacious honesty of John Boehner.” Audience members from both sides of the aisle can’t get enough of Boehner’s fresh, no-holds-barred analysis, and willingness to engage in substantive, bipartisan debate, taking to Twitter to share their praise: “Thanks @SpeakerBoehner for the open, honest discussion at #KPMGGEC today”; “.@Regina_Mayor promises audience that no question is off the table, to expect keynote speaker @SpeakerBoehner ‘Boehner unplugged’"; “Great talk this morning at #himss17 with @SpeakerBoehner and @GovEdRendell. Appreciated the open and honest opinions shared.”; “@SpeakerBoehner - smart, funny, real. Pleasantly surprised even if I don't agree with all he says. #respect #himss17”; “It is so refreshing to see a bipartisan dialogue that is not divisive. We need more of this. @HIMSS @SpeakerBoehner @GovEdRendell #HIMSS17.”
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Trade, Taxes, and Tariffs in the Trump Administration & What it Means for Business
What is the Trump Administration setting in motion in terms of trade deals, tax reform, and tariffs and what does it mean for business? These HWA Speakers are today's top minds on the subject, many of whom have advised Presidents and enacted trade policy.HWA Speakers on Trade, Taxes & Tariffs >>
Boehner and Baucus Address Top Retail CEOs at Leadership Forum
An invitation-only event with the "who's who" of the retail industry, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Leadership Forum is the premier event for CEOs looking for valuable industry insight and revolutionary ideas from leaders in business and public policy. Since 1969, RILA has grown into an international network serving 200 member companies together representing $1.5 trillion in sales and millions of jobs, and forum attendees include CEOs of brands ranging from IBM, to Target and Lowe's. At the 2017 Forum held in Florida, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives JOHN BOEHNER and Former U.S Ambassador to China MAX BAUCUS, were among the retail, technology and public policy visionaries to speak. With decades of proven success and invaluable experience, these speakers worked to shape the retail industry's upcoming agenda.
Speaker Boehner goes viral after candid remarks on the repeal/replace debate
Speaker JOHN BOEHNER's incredibly frank remarks regarding Obamacare at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 Conference—the world’s largest healthcare IT conference drawing over 35,000 attendees—instantly made headlines across the biggest platforms. Boehner addressed the debate surrounding healthcare head on, saying that despite GOP optimism, a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not what’s going to happen.” Politico and CNN quickly picked up the story, with both featuring video of Boehner’s discussion. The Washington Post heralded “The audacious honesty of John Boehner” in an article that was commented on over 400 times in less than 24 hours. And video clips plus analysis of Boehner’s insight into how divided Republicans are on the healthcare issue were included in MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Boehner’s unparalleled experience combined with his freedom from politics means he can give audiences the “real” inside story.Watch a video of Speaker Boehner’s HIMSS17 remarks here >>
Speaker Boehner delivers address at high-profile Global Financial Leadership Conference
Addressing hundreds of senior executives from the world’s leading financial institutions, former Speaker of the House JOHN BOEHNER spoke at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group’s esteemed strategic forum: the Global Financial Leadership Conference. Touching on everything from emerging geopolitical tends, to critical economic issues and the future of the financial marketplace, Boehner drew upon his unique insights serving in both the public and private sectors. A current Senior Advisor for global policy firm Squire Patton Boggs, Boehner shed light on the country’s political future and how crucial it is for members of Congress and the President to establish a working relationship in his discussion “Rebuilding the Bonds of Trust” with CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy. Featured on the conference website’s highlights page, Boehner’s talk was followed by an insightful Q&A session. Known for seeking out today’s top and most innovative minds on the cutting edge of global developments, the Global Financial Leadership Conference sets the conversation among the financial industry elite.Watch highlights from Boehner’s conference remarks >>
Speaker Boehner on texting with Trump and working with Trump's team
What do President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer all have in common? As Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015 and the leader of House Republicans for nearly a decade, JOHN BOEHNER worked closely with every one of them – even with Trump, who regularly chatted and texted with the Speaker during tough legislative battles. On issues ranging from tax reform to infrastructure to immigration and the national debt, during the nearly five years during which he was two heartbeats away from the presidency, Boehner was in the thick of it all. Respected on both sides of the political aisle, nobody has a better understanding than John Boehner of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Republican leadership in the White House and Congress.Contact us to bring Speaker Boehner to your event >>
John Boehner Election "UNPLUGGED" at SALT 2016
Skybridge Capital hosted its 8th annual SALT Conference, which is known as the Super Bowl of Financial Conferences and a dynamic forum of leaders from business, politics, and entertainment. The Economist compares the event to Davos, but the speaker lineup and Vegas vibe give the event incomparable pizazz. Unabashedly frank, former Speaker of the House JOHN BOEHNER's unmatched candor and sharp wit were on full display at SALT and the audience could not get enough. His captivating conversation entitled, Real Issues, Real America, even went viral on social media! If you want a great program on the 2016 Election "UNPLUGGED" John Boehner is your guy.Watch highlights>>>
VP Biden Calls Boehner a Man of "Character, Honor and Integrity"
In this insightful TIME magazine interview with Vice President Biden and Speaker Boehner, both men praise one another for their spirit to work beyond differences. They also credit their Catholic upbringing for inspiring them to lead by example. Vice President Biden said that Speaker Boehner “has genuine insight into human nature, coupled with a great sense of humor and perfect timing – allowing him to ease tensions in difficult negotiations...Although John and I disagreed on issues, the thing I admire most about John is that – even as Speaker of the House – he’s never forgotten the struggles and the everyday problems of the people who visited his father’s tap room and the neighborhood in which he was raised.”Read more...
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares Notre Dame's Highest honor with Vice President Joe Biden
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner was awarded Notre Dame's highest honor, the Laetare Medal, with Vice President Joe Biden. Delivered with disarming candor, the experience of 34 years of public service, and with a unifying call, Former Speaker Boehner defines the common ground we can achieve without compromising our principles, and that "our system of government would break down completely if not for people on both sides of the fence who understand that distinction."
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner honored by Futures Industry Association
Former Speaker of the House, John Boehner, is inducted to the Futures Hall of Fame by Futures Industry Association for exhibiting "a deep commitment to healthy, transparent, and well-functioning markets."Read More...
A former small businessman, John Boehner served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for nearly five years (January 2011-October 2015), during which he led the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable federal government. Boehner represented the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House from 1991 to 2015. He now serves as Senior Strategic Advisor for Squire Patton Boggs LLP, one of the world’s foremost law and public policy firms.
The son of a bartender and second oldest of 12 brothers and sisters, John grew up mopping floors at the family tavern and playing football at Cincinnati’s Moeller High School. While working to pay his way through Xavier University, he met Debbie – his wife of 41 years – and started his own small business. He and Debbie still live in the home where they raised their two daughters, Lindsay and Tricia. John got involved in state and local government after seeing firsthand how high taxes and red tape impact entrepreneurs. Then in 1990, the voters sent John to the U.S. House, where he took a strong stand against pork-barrel spending and, as part of the reform-minded “Gang of Seven,” forced the closure of the scandal-ridden House Bank and House Post Office.
John’s reputation as a reformer grew as he worked alongside then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), helping to craft the historic 1994 Contract with America and helping to lead the effort to enact the first balanced federal budget in a generation. Later, as Chairman of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce, he wrote legislation to expand school choice, strengthen America’s pension system, and reform the federal education bureaucracy to demand results for students and parents. Elected as House Majority Leader in 2006 and chosen to become House Republican Leader later that year, Boehner led the opposition to job-crushing proposals such as President Obama’s “cap and trade” initiative and ObamaCare while promoting better solutions to the challenges facing American families. On January 5, 2011, Boehner took the gavel as Speaker of the House following the historic 2010 election in which Congressional Republicans, under Boehner’s leadership, picked up 63 seats in the U.S. House. Guided by the Pledge to America – a new governing agenda reflecting the priorities of the American people – Speaker Boehner focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, addressing the drivers of America’s debt, eliminating pork-barrel “earmarks” and reforming Congress, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington.
Boehner, who became a first-time grandfather during the summer of 2015, left the United States Congress on October 31, 2015, after nearly 25 years of serving the people of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District and the nation. Boehner joined Squire Patton Boggs in the autumn of 2016 as the firm’s Senior Strategic Advisor. In this role, he provides strategic advice to Squire Patton Boggs’ clients in the U.S. and abroad, and focuses on global business development.