By Stephanie Wang
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced earlier today that he is replacing his chief of staff, Barry Jackson, with his deputy chief of staff, Mike Sommers.
Boehner said in a statement, “the decisions that lie ahead this year and early next year will have huge implications for our economy and the future of our country.”
Jackson will remain on Boehner’s staff, focusing on strategic planning. Jackson was apparently a controversial figure on Boehner’s staff, but it’s not clear why his position would have been changed.
The decision comes at an interesting time, just months before the November elections. So what exactly are the implications for the economy and the future?