Boehner, Staff, Packing Up to Leave Speaker’s Office


It’s almost moving day in the offices of House Speaker John Boehner, who will leave his seat on Friday, and not just for the Ohio Republican himself, but also for the 70 or so staffers who lose their jobs when he leaves office.

“When you have people like John Boehner and Paul Ryan, the people around them are very good people,” New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed, told The Hill.  “They’re staffers who know the place, know the business, know the policy.”

A source close to Boehner told The Hill that he and chief of staff Mike Sommers have been trying to find jobs for the nearly 70 people who work for the outgoing speaker, who announced his resignation last month, and some may be asked to stay on with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who is expected to succeed Boehner.

“Obviously, I’m interested,” Reed, who serves on the Ways and Means committee, said. “If we have an opportunity to fill, those are the type of people we look for.”