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2015-10-01

Boehner's retirement

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Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner's announcement of his impending retirement rocked the political world. Reacting to the news that Boehner plans to leave the United States House of Representatives the end of October, Congressman Lamar Smith noted, "Leaders may change but our task in Congress has not. The American people sent us here to serve and to represent their interests. It has never been more important for Republicans to stand strong so that we can do the work of the people and act as a crucial check against an overreaching executive branch."