Boehner’s Bid

CPD’s Koff looks at House Ed and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner’s bid to become majority leader. Eduimplications because Boehner was one of the “big 4” who finalized the deal on No Child Left Behind so worth watching along with associated changes at the committee. As Koff’s piece shows, Boehner is tight with lobbyists and not necessarily a guy to go to for the much needed cleaning the House needs, but he’s a good pol and a survivor so you never know.

Bonus Boehner story: In various committees he served on staffers used to take bets on the over/under for how long Boehner could go without a cigarette.

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