Boehner Goes From Education Panel to Majority Leader
The Ohio congressman who as chairman of the House education committee helped shepherd the No Child Left Behind Act into law won a surprise election as majority leader last week.
Republican John A. Boehner, who served as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee since January 2001, won the majority leader post on a second-ballot vote of 122-109 on Feb. 2. Mr. Boehner replaces Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who has been indicted in Texas for alleged violations of campaign-finance law and voluntarily stepped down from the leadership post.
The ascension of Rep. Boehner leaves the slot of chairman of the House education committee open. It’s likely that Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., the chairman of the panel’s subcommittee on 21st century competitiveness,...
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