John Boehner Stepping Down

Washington — This morning, House Speaker John Boehner told his colleagues that he would be stepping down at the end of October.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Americans deserve a Congress that fights for opportunity for all and favoritism to none.  Too often, Speaker Boehner has stood in the way. Today’s announcement is a sign that the voice of the American people is breaking through in Washington. Now is the time for a principled, conservative leader to emerge. Heritage Action will continue fighting for conservative policy solutions and we look forward to working with the new leadership team.”