Aug 8, 2011
Then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) spent $16,176.04 in tax dollars last year to keep his House leadership office stocked with “bottled water” and “food & beverages” purchased from Joe Ragan’s Coffee, a Washington, D.C.-area office supply and coffee vendor, according to records published by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House of Representatives.
By comparison, then-Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) spent $17,945.17 for “food & beverage” services provided by the Corner Bakery, a pastry and coffee shop chain. (See related story here.)
Most of the tax money Boehner spent at Joe Ragan’s–$14,636.05 of it—was for services itemized in the CAO’s reports as “food & beverage” purchases. However, Boehner also spent $1,540.99 in tax dollars on “bottled water” provided by Joe Ragan’s.
Over the course of calendar year 2010, Boehner’s House minority leader’s office made 71 purchases from Joe Ragan’s Coffee. These included 37 purchases of bottled water and 34 of food and beverage. Boehner’s average purchase from Joe Ragan’s was $228.
This article was posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:09 am