WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act:

“When we give more families a choice, more students succeed. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has proven this year after year. Yet out of blind allegiance to special interests, the Obama administration has done everything short of stopping the school buses to block this program. With the help of Mayor Bowser, Chairman Chaffetz, and members of the city council, we have the momentum to keep this program going. Let’s get this done for these kids.”