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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.”
>>MORE

 

 

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Health Care Law Check-Up: How Ohioans Spent Their “ObamaCare Anniversaries”
Posted by Press Office on March 31, 2014

VIDEO: Four years ago, Congressman Boehner warned that the president’s health care law would drive up costs, destroy coverage, and destroy jobs. 
He led every single House Republican in voting against it.

Anniversaries are typically celebrated.

But in our local area, ObamaCare’s recent four-year anniversary was hardly a “celebration.”  Ohioans spent their “ObamaCare Anniversaries” with nothing more than the president’s broken promises and higher costs for health care.

In 2010 - long before the horror stories started flooding into our office - Congressman Boehner warned of the health care law’s consequences.

“Look at this bill,” Boehner said on that fateful night, when he led every single House Republican in voting against the health care bill.  “Ask yourself: do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have, that you can keep it? No, you can’t.”

Boehner had it right.  Remember, the president promised that if you liked your health care plan, you could keep it.  Today, people like Tracy from Hamilton have a different story to tell.  Tracy spent her ObamaCare Anniversary with an uninsured family of six because she couldn’t afford to keep the health care plan her family liked.

Boehner went on to say, “In this economy, with this unemployment, with our desperate need for jobs and economic growth, is this really the time to raise taxes, to create bureaucracies, and burden every job creator in our land? The answer is no.”

The answer is still “no.”  All throughout the district, small business owners – like Mickey Brown in Preble County and Ron Rosenbeck in West Chester – spent their ObamaCare Anniversaries experiencing the kind of uncertainty that causes our local job creators to sit on their hands.  More and more, business owners in our local area are coming forward and sharing their stories with Congressman Boehner, who used to run a small business himself and knows what they’re going through. 

That night, Boehner asked House Democrats, “Can you go home and tell your senior citizens that these cuts in Medicare will not limit their access to doctors or further weaken the program instead of strengthening it?  No, you cannot.”

Democrats who rammed this bill through Congress that night still owe seniors an explanation.  According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, 122,000 people living in the Cincinnati region alone spent their ObamaCare Anniversaries facing ObamaCare’s cuts to their popular Medicare Advantage plans.  Nationwide, that number is in the millions.  Seniors in our area have taken note.  Stacy from West Chester says that, “Any more cuts, and we may see many plans being eliminated and costs for members skyrocketing until they are entirely unaffordable.”   

As Congressman Boehner has said, “The truth is you can’t fix this law – it needs to be torn out by its roots.  As long as this law is around and making things worse, we’re going to keep fighting it.”

By sharing your personal ObamaCare story, you can join Congressman Boehner in the fight against the president’s disastrous health care law.  To share your story, CLICK HERE or call our district office at (513) 779-5400.

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Boehner Pays Tribute to Annie Oakley
Posted by Press Office on March 28, 2014

This Women’s History Month, Congressman Boehner pays tribute to Annie Oakley – a Darke County native who paved the way for women to make it big in show business.

In a video message, Boehner celebrates the life and accomplishments of Little Miss Sure Shot. 

Every year, locals in Darke County commemorate Annie Oakley’s life at the Annie Oakley Festival in Greenville.  This year’s festival will be held from Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th.

Learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting www.womenshistorymonth.gov

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Boehner Welcomes 8th District Undergraduate Students to Capitol Hill for Miami University’s Alternative Spring Break
Posted by Press Office on March 27, 2014

 

Emily Adams, a constituent from Congressman Boehner’s district, presents her research project as part of Miami University’s alternative spring break event, Posters on the Hill.

Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today welcomed undergraduate students from the 8th District to Capitol Hill for Miami University’s alternative spring break event, Posters on the Hill.

I thank the students from Miami University for making the trip to Washington to share their research with lawmakers and policy staff on Capitol Hill,” Boehner said.  Posters on the Hill is a great opportunity for students from our local area to showcase their hard work, and I’m always impressed with their accomplishments.”

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