WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed two bills on the House floor this week that will help ensure all Americans have a shot at a quality, affordable education:

“Well I think education is the civil right of the 21st century.  And I want to applaud Chairman Kline for the job that he’s doing to provide local communities, states, more flexibility over how federal dollars are used to educate America’s kids. 

“The bill that will come forward is a good conservative bill that empowers America and does not empower the bureaucracy here in Washington.

“Got the same issue with Lynn Jenkins’ 529 bill to expand 529 plans to allow more Americans to save for their children’s college education – again, empowering parents.  And if you step back and look at what the president’s doing, the president’s trying to protect the bureaucracy here in Washington.  The president wants to have all this control here in Washington.  We’re for an opportunity society and empowering people around America to do their best and to empower them to get the education that’ll help them be successful in life.” 

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