House Speaker John Boehner

This week a congressional committee is expected to come out with a compromise on the Farm Bill after months of debate. While the rumor on Capitol Hill is that a compromise has been reached on funding for food assistance, dairy programs remain a source of contention.

The vote to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling limit was approved with most House Republicans opposing it, including most of the lawmakers that represent southwest Ohio. Emily McCord speaks with the Columbus Dispatch's Jessica Wehrman for this week’s PoliticsOhio.

Government Shutdown Over: How They Voted

Oct 17, 2013

The House and the Senate approved a bill that ended the federal government shutdown and gave the Treasury an extended debt ceiling. The Senate approved the measure 81-18; a deal which originated from the leaders of Republican and Democratic Senators. Hours later, the House approved it as well, with most Republicans opposing it. The final vote was 285-144.

How did lawmakers vote representing SW Ohio?


(D) Sherrod Brown- YES

(R) Rob Portman-YES


(R) Mike Turner (10th district)-NO

(R) John Boehner (8th district)-YES

Ohio Representatives are expressing a variety of questions and concerns regarding whether or not to support President Obama's call for military action in Syria. The Columbus Dispatch's Jessica Wehrman speaks to Emily McCord in the weekly segment, PoliticsOhio. Werhman reports that this is not the usual party-line disagreement and says she'll be watching Speaker of the House, John Boehner, closely in the next few weeks, as he is the only Republican from Ohio that is backing the President's plan.

A poll conducted by the conservative publication Human Events and Gravis Marketing, indicates that Speaker of the House John Boehner is facing opposition from constituents in his home distict.

Gravis says they contacted more than 1,120 registered republican voters living in Boehner's Ohio district and found that about half of the respondents said they would welcome a challenger to the Speaker in the 2014 congressional race.

A large group of protestors and speakers are expected to lead a rally for immigration reform Saturday afternoon at Speaker of the House John Boehner's Clark County office.

With the election decided, all eyes turn to January, when mandatory across-the-board cuts will be enacted unless Congress makes a deal to solve the budget deficit. Emily McCord is joined by Bill Hershey for this week's PoliticsOhio. He's covered every Ohio Presidential election since 1980 and speaks to McCord about the challenges President Obama has to avoid sequestration cuts and about how changing demographics affects future races and the importance of swing state Ohio

Speaker John Boehner says that by keeping Republicans in control of the House, voters made clear there's no mandate for raising taxes.

Boehner, however, offered to work with any willing partner, Republican or Democrat, to get things done.

Speaking to Republican supporters, Boehner's statement Tuesday night offered no compromise on GOP opposition to President Barack Obama's call for increasing tax rates for wealthy Americans.

Boehner said the American people showed they backed the GOP position on reducing spending by renewing the party's House majority.

House Speaker John Boehner says he would support legislation to allow the Obama administration to spend an estimated $150 million to help a uranium enrichment project in Southern Ohio move forward.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that a bill is expected to be introduced by members of the Ohio congressional delegation and could reach the House floor next month.

The Piketon plant would be at the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant that enriched uranium during the Cold War.  It would produce enriched uranium for use in generating electricity at nuclear power plants.

WEST CHESTER, Ohio - Briefcases with handwritten signs attached were left at the front door of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's Ohio office, bringing out a bomb squad.

Investigators in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester tell multiple media outlets that the bomb squad blew the cases apart on Sunday and found they contained only papers. No one was hurt.