Boehner Replaces Chief Of Staff

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has announced Thursday that he is replacing Barry Jackson, his Chief of Staff, with Mike Sommers, currently his Deputy Chief of Staff for Leadership Operations.

A statement from his office said Jackson will become Senior Counselor to the Speaker, while Sommers takes responsibility for day-to-day operations.

“As I noted last month, the decisions that lie ahead this year and early next year will have huge implications for our economy and the future of our country,” Boehner said. “This transition is about preparing fully for the responsibilities ahead, even as we stay focused on the week-to-week House agenda of removing government barriers to job creation.”