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:

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

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

"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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Roughly half of recent college graduates are out of work or underemployed in President Obama’s economy. And if that wasn’t bad enough, unless Senate Democrats act soon, interest rates on new student loans will double on July 1 – the result of a law passed by a Democratic Congress in 2007.