John Boehner resigning: Speaker will leave Congress at end of October

Faced with a conservative rebellion, the speaker will step down after 25 years in Congress

Published September 25, 2015 1:42PM (EDT)

  (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Speaker John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, the New York Times reported Friday morning.

Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Michigan Republican, tweeted that Boehner told the House Republican Conference of his plans this morning:

Boehner, who was first elected to the U.S. House from Ohio in 1990 and became speaker in 2011, leaves amid conservative threats to oust him from his position if he does not block federal Planned Parenthood funding. The government will shut down on October 1 if the funding impasse is not resolved.

By Luke Brinker

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