What Do You Want to Know About Boehner's Resignation?
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
On Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner surprised just about everyone with his decision to hand over the gavel. His last day will be October 30.
It’s an especially tumultuous time in Congress; there’s concern that while lawmakers will likely avoid a government shutdown this week, they might not be so successful come December.
We’ll be digging into this development more, but while we do, we’d like to know what you want to know. What lingering questions do you have about Boehner’s resignation and its implications for Congress? Tell us here.
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Here’s what we’ve answered so far based on your responses: Will Kevin McCarthy be any different than John Boehner? How big of a pension will Boehner get?