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SOTU FACT: Expanding Opportunity Key to Fixing Our Schools

January 28, 2014

CLAIM: “We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education ... Five years ago, we set out to change the odds for all our kids.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 28, 2014) FACT: The Obama administration has threatened successful school choice programs and stood in the way of House-passed legislation to improve schools and provide job training to out-of-work Americans. Read More

Boehner Praises School Choice Victory in Louisiana

November 19, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice relented in its attempt to shut down the Louisiana Scholarship Program: Read More

House Votes to Protect Head Start Students from Democrats’ Government Shutdown

October 08, 2013

"The legislation passed by the House today will ensure Head Start programs continue serving the hundreds of thousands of children that rely on them." Read More

Republicans Never Lost Focus on Jobs

July 23, 2013

House Republicans never lost focus on Americans’ top priorities – creating jobs and growing the economy. Read More

Boehner: Student Success Act Empowers Parents, Supports Great Teachers

July 19, 2013

"When parents have a choice and great teachers have more flexibility, students have a better shot at an education that will help them succeed and pursue their dreams. The Student Success Act provides both." Read More

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Continues to Soar

July 10, 2013

School is out for the summer, but the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) continues to pass with flying colors. Read More

Boehner, Lieberman Announce Agreement With Obama Administration to Fully Implement D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

June 18, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) today announced that an agreement had been reached with the Department of Education to ensure that the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is fully implemented in accordance with the law signed last year to renew and expand the program. Read More

With High Joblessness Among Recent College Grads, When Will Democrats Respond to GOP's Good Faith Offer on Student Loans?

June 04, 2012

With less than a month to go before interest rates on student loans double, Senate Democrats and the White House still haven’t responded to Republicans’ good faith effort to extend current rates. Read More

Despite Jobless Rate Among Recent College Grads, White House Silent on GOP’s Student Loan Rate Proposals

June 01, 2012

Roughly 50 percent of recent college graduates in America are currently underemployed or unemployed in President Obama’s economy – yet the White House has so far been silent on what is being called a “good-faith” effort on the part of Republicans in Congress to prevent student loan rates from doubling one month from today. Read More

GOP Leaders Press President Obama on Preventing Student Loan Rate Hike

May 31, 2012

House and Senate Republican leaders today invited President Obama to work with Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Read More