USA

Boehner Stuns Congress With Abrupt Resignation

September 25, 2015 07:13 PM
2446332_1551180594 video player.
Embed

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, says he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government at the end of October. The 65-year-old Republican from Ohio has been under intense pressure from conservative members of his own party, with another battle brewing as a current funding measure for the federal government expires October 1. VOA Congressional Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.