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Rep. Boehner Visits Wuebker Farms
Posted by Press Office on April 23, 2014

Congressman Boehner visiting Wuebker Farms, a hog farm located in Versailles, OH. 

As Speaker, Boehner has continued fighting for Ohio's ranchers and farmers - it's a fight he started more than 24 years ago while serving on the House Agriculture Committee.

"It was great to have Speaker Boehner on our farm to see hands-on what we do every day to produce safe, affordable pork for the American consumer," co-owner Jeff Wuebker said.

>>MORE: Recap of this year's 8th District Farm Forum


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Boehner Visits Neaton Auto Products in Eaton, OH
Posted by Press Office on April 23, 2014

Congressman Boehner on a tour of Neaton Auto Products, where he toured the company’s manufacturing plant and talked with constituents and business leaders about the local economy and job creation.

 

The company’s Eaton plant manufactures steering wheels, airbags and plastic trim for Honda, Nissan, and Toyota.

 

>>MORE: Things we can be doing right now to spur economic growth and create jobs

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Meet This Year’s Art Competition Winners
Posted by Press Office on April 21, 2014
The 2014 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery," showcases the artistic talents of high school students from the 8th District.  The artwork, all created by different mediums, is a beautiful addition to the U.S. Capitol building each year.

“The Congressional Art Competition gives high school students from our local area an opportunity to share their work with the whole country,” Boehner said.  “I’m always impressed to see so many talented young artists, and this year was no exception.”

We’d like you to meet this year’s winners:



Christine Tweddell (pictured above) from Lakota West High School in Butler County, won the Grand Prize with her entry, Restless. Twedell’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.



 
 

Ronald Caudill’s First Place entry (pictured above), Dying Love, will hang in the Office of the Speaker of the House for one year. Caudill is from Hamilton, Ohio, and he attends Butler Tech School of the Arts.

Caudill said he chose this piece because it was a recent project that he is very proud of and added, “I’m really happy that this is a competition. It gives students an opportunity to showcase their artwork. In high school, you’re very limited in what you can do with your artwork. This competition gives students something to look forward to other than a grade.”

>>FOR THE FULL LIST OF ART COMPETITION WINNERS, INCLUDING HONORABLE MENTIONS, CLICK HERE

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Local Teacher Brings Research Experience Back to the Classroom
Posted by on April 15, 2014

Angela Greene, a teacher at Tecumseh Middle School in New Carlisle, recently participated in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Teacher at Sea Program. 

A well-known supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Boehner said, “I applaud Angela on her participation in the Teacher at Sea Program.  As she shares this real-world experience with her students at Tecumseh Middle School, many will continue to learn from her trip.  Angela has made our local area proud.”

Angela was one of 25 teachers selected from an applicant pool of 250.  She spent 12 days aboard the Gordon Gunter with NOAA scientists conducting research on the Northern Right Whale.

Through the program, Angela gained unique insight into how NOAA scientists conduct their research.  In addition to the knowledge and experience Angela was able to take back to her eighth grade class at Tecumseh Middle School, her students were able to keep up with her while she was aboard the Gordon Gunter by following her blog.  You can view her blog, as well as additional information about her time aboard the Gordon Gunter, by clicking here.

>>SEE ALSO: Boehner invites 8th District High School students to enter the 2014 Congressional STEM Competition.

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BOEHNER VIDEO: Tax Day Woes in Tipp City
Posted by Press Office on April 15, 2014

In this video message, Congressman Boehner responds to a letter from Philip in Tipp City, a constituent who wrote in about his concerns with the tax code.  This time of year, Philip’s concerns are shared by many people as they work on filing their taxes.  Philip wrote:

“As a retired person all my income comes from a pension…I have a problem with investment decisions and retirement commitments being made under one set of rules and now finding a completely different set of rules.  Can't we do something to make the tax code simpler and more stable for all people…

Philip’s story is a classic case of how the uncertainty coming out of Washington hurts real people in our local area.  Boehner responds in the video:  

“We can fix the tax code, bring down the rates, and clear out all the underbrush of carveouts.  Not only will this lead to more jobs and more growth – it’ll make our lives a whole lot easier.  It’s something I promise I’m going to continue to work on.”

As we saw with ObamaCare, Democrats are willing to change whatever rules and laws they have to so they can spend and take away more.  That’s why fixing the tax code is just one thing Republicans are doing to help our seniors and retirees through our plan for a stronger economy and a better future

>>TO READ MORE, VISIT THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

Too often, we talk about seniors in the past tense, that they worked their whole lives, they earned this or that, and so forth.  That’s all true and important, but seniors also continue to contribute to our economy and look out for their families.  As Congressman Boehner has said before, we have a responsibility to keep our word to them.

If you have a story that you’d like to share with Congressman Boehner, please CLICK HERE.
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Boehner Meets with 8th Grade Students from Cincinnati Christian Schools
Posted by Press Office on April 14, 2014

 


Last week, Congressman Boehner met with a group of 8th grade students from Cincinnati Christian Schools.  The group visited the U.S. Capitol and the White House as part of their trip to the nation’s capital.

If your family or school group is planning a trip to Washington, DC, know that our office is here to help.  To request assistance with booking tours, constituents may call Congressman Boehner’s Washington, DC Office at (202) 225-6205 or complete a tour request form by CLICKING HERE.

Tours available include: the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Library of Congress, and the Kennedy Center.

 

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What’s in the Bill: The House Republican Budget
Posted by Press Office on April 10, 2014

Today – for the fourth year in a row – House Republicans passed a balanced budget as part of Republicans’ long-term plan for jobs and economic growth.  Specifically, the bill:

Establishes a real all-of-the-above energy policy to support more jobs and lower energy bills;

Overhauls the tax code to boost wages, bring jobs home, and make our innovators and manufacturers more competitive;  

Repeals ObamaCare to make way for reforms that lower costs for workers, families, and small businesses;

Enlists states in the fight against poverty to encourage work and strengthen the safety net;

Ends cronyism and reins in red tape to restore fairness and opportunities for small businesses;

Protects and strengthens Medicare so that we keep our word to seniors and preserve the security and peace of mind they've earned.

MORE: COMPARE THIS TO THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET BY VISITING THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

As Congressman Boehner has said before, we don’t have to settle for the president’s economy, which includes slow economic growth, not enough new jobs, and low wages for people who are trying to make a decent living.  So instead of settling for the status quo under the president’s economy, Republicans are offering alternative solutions – this budget is part of that.

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Dayton-Springfield Area Community Leaders on Capitol Hill
Posted by Press Office on April 08, 2014

Congressman Boehner today welcomed more than 100 corporate executives, local government officials, educators, and economic development professionals from the Dayton-Springfield area to Capitol Hill.  Local community leaders traveled to the nation's capital for the Dayton Development Coalition's 30th Annual Dayton Community Leader Washington Fly-In.
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8th District #SelfieGuidedTour Underway
Posted by Press Office on April 02, 2014

 



As the spring tour season gets underway, Congressman Boehner’s office has launched the 8th District “SelfieGuidedTour”  - an interactive aspect to the usual Capitol tour route offered by staff in his Washington, DC Office.  

 

Congressman Boehner’s #SelfieGuidedTour boasts eight Ohio-specific stops on the Capitol tour route, where constituents are encouraged to take “selfie” photos and share their DC experiences on social media. For a chance to be retweeted on Twitter, constituents may tag @SpeakerBoehner in their tour stops.  In addition to @SpeakerBoehner, suggested tags include: #Selfie #SelfieGuidedTour #OH08 @USCapitol.

The 8th District #SelfieGuidedTour starts in Congressman Boehner’s Longworth Office, where visitors can take their first “selfies” with the bust of a fellow Cincinnatian and Speaker of the House, Nicholas Longworth.  Along the way, tour groups will get up-close views of more Ohio heroes, including the Wright Brothers and Presidents Garfield and Grant.

With Ohio-specific stops included on the tour route, the challenge is a fun and interactive way for constituents to participate in the staff-led Capitol tour offered by Congressman Boehner’s office – all while learning more about Ohio’s role in our nation’s rich history.

“I remember when Debbie and I first visited DC with our two daughters - it was the experience of a lifetime,” Boehner said.  “With Ohio-specific stops featured throughout the Capitol tour route, I hope our 8th District Selfie-Guided Tour makes learning fun and engaging for the families and students visiting DC from our local area.  As the Selfie-Guided Tour gets underway, I look forward to seeing some great photos.”

Assistance with booking tours is just one of the many CONSTITUENT SERVICES offered by Congressman Boehner’s office.  To learn more about the tours available to constituents in the 8th District, be sure to CLICK HERE.
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Ohioans on the Hill: March Roundup
Posted by Press Office on April 01, 2014

Every day, thousands travel from all over the country to visit Capitol Hill. 
Here is a look at some of the people from our local area who made the trip to the nation’s capital in March.

PHOTO: Miami University Alternative Spring Break | On March 27, 2014, Miami University students from the 8th District and throughout Ohio headed to Capitol Hill to participate in the university’s alternative spring break event, Posters on the Hill. >>MORE

 
PHOTO: Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder |  On March 6, 2014, Boehner congratulates Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder on receiving the John M. Ashbrook award.  >>MORE

LaRosa’s Pizza | LaRosa’s pizza is a well-known, hometown favorite.  The 60-year-old local pizza chain is also
a prominent employer in our area.  On March 5, 2014, as reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer, LaRosa’s HR
executive Steve Browne testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on a rule proposed
by the National Labor Relations Board known as the “Ambush Rule.”  The proposed NLRB rule, which would
change procedures for union elections, has the potential to affect many employers. >>MORE

Breakthrough Charter Schools | On March 12, 2014, Alan Rosskamm, head of Cleveland Ohio’s Breakthrough
Charter Schools,
appeared before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where he testified on the
importance of the charter school movement. As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mr. Rosskamm
highlighted the Cleveland school district's collaborative relationship with his charter school network.

“It’s no secret: when our kids learn and thrive, so do our communities,” Boehner said. “That’s why the
work of Alan Rosskamm and the teachers at Breakthrough Charter Schools in Ohio is so vitally important,
and I’m pleased that he was able to offer his expertise to lawmakers in Washington today.”
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