Boehner Gets Hill Digs, Hundreds of Thousands in Benefits. Two Conservatives Want to Change That.
DS: John Boehner might be out of a job. But by law, the former House speaker still will enjoy a Capitol Hill office complete with a full-time staff, all on the taxpayer’s tab.
Two conservative lawmakers are trying to change that.
Reps. Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., were set to introduce legislation today to deny Boehner those benefits, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Taxpayers could be on the hook for millions, Massie says.
Current federal law provides funding for a former House speaker to maintain office space and staff to wrap up business related to his tenure. read more
SNIP: Read more about it directly from Walter Jones’ site.