WASHINGTON (9/25/15 UPDATED 11:50 a.m. ET)--CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle expressed his thanks to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) today, after Boehner announced his intentions to step down at the end of October.
“My good friend, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress this morning. The Speaker and I were both elected to Congress in 1990. We served in the leadership together and both of us became full committee chairmen in 2000,” Nussle said. “I am proud of what we accomplished together.
"His firm leadership and remarkable ability to bring people together to do great things is unmatched. Time and again, when others said things were impossible, the Speaker made them happen. His service to his constituents and the nation will be missed.”
Boehner participated in several CUNA events during his time in Congress, including the 2013 and 2015 Governmental Affairs Conferences.