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House Republicans Elect John A. Boehner, Top Policy Maker on Higher Education, as New Majority Leader

February 03, 2006 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In a major upset, Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose Rep. John A. Boehner, of Ohio, to be the new majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.

By a vote of 122 to 109, Mr. Boehner defeated Rep. Roy D. Blunt, of Missouri, who...

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