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Kline Applauds Agreement to Protect D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) announced an agreement had been reached with the Obama administration to fully implement the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) in accordance with the law signed last year to renew and expand the program:

“I am grateful Speaker Boehner and Senator Lieberman successfully negotiated an agreement with the Department of Education that will enable the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program to continue to serve students and families in the nation’s capital. The benefits of this program are undeniable; not only are D.C. OSP students more likely to graduate high school, but research has shown they’re also more likely to pursue a postsecondary degree. I am relieved the Obama administration agreed not to eliminate funding for this invaluable program and will instead work with Congress to ensure the program is expanded as directed by current law.”

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