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  • Statement by Congressman Boehner on Senate Student Loan Votes
    May 24, 2012 - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after the Senate voted on student loan interest rates today: “With 50 percent of our country's recent college graduates unemployed or underemployed in president Obama's economy, there is bipartisan agreement that the reduced st... More
  • Washington Post Editorial Board Challenges Obama Administration to Stop Denying Opportunity Scholarships to Poor D.C. Kids
    May 23, 2012 - The Washington Post editorial board weighed in this morning on the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to block full implementation of the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) and deny new students access to the program. Titled “D.C. children left in the lurch,” the editor... More
  • Obama Administration Still Denying Poor D.C. Kids the Chance at Good Education
    May 22, 2012 - More than a year after President Obama signed into law legislation renewing and expanding the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), his administration continues to block full implementation of the law and deny new students access to the program. Last week, Congressman John Bo... More
  • Senate Dems Under Pressure to Fix Student Loan Problem They Created
    May 9, 2012 - Yesterday, the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to move forward on a small business tax hike bill masquerading as a student loan fix, proving that Democrats are more focused on political posturing than offering a plan that can actually pass. The House has done its work by passing a bipartisan bil... More
  • Two Fact Checks Debunk Dems’ Opposition to Student Loan Bill
    May 3, 2012 - Two fact checks out this morning from the Washington Post fact checker and FactCheck.org debunk the “war on women” rhetoric used by Democrats and the White House to oppose the House-passed student loan bill. Here are a couple of key excerpts: FACTCHECK.ORG:” Republicans are right: The White House is... More
  • House Votes to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling, Cut ObamaCare Slush Fund
    Apr 27, 2012 - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement after the House approved the Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4628), legislation by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) that would extend current student loan interest rates by cutting spending from an ObamaCare slush fund: “Students a... More
  • Will Dems Vote to Double Student Loan Rates & Protect ObamaCare Slush Fund?
    Apr 26, 2012 - “Are Democrats really going to let student loan rates go up because they want to protect a health care reform slush fund?” (POLITICO, 4/26/12) That question will be put to the test tomorrow when the House votes on legislation extending the current interest rates on student loans for one year, taking... More
  • SCHOOLED: POTUS Faces Tough Pitch to College Students Struggling with Higher Costs & Fewer Jobs in the Obama Economy
    Apr 24, 2012 - President Obama launched a three-state tour today aimed at “recapturing” the support of young Americans “who have grown skeptical of his administration.” The president’s task is a “daunting” one, as the college students he is speaking to this week have been hit hard by his failed policies that have ... More
  • With Student Loan Mess, Democrats Reaping What They Sowed
    Apr 24, 2012 - In 2007, the Democratic majority in Congress enacted legislation to double interest rates on new federal student loans from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent in 2012. At a time when tuition is on the rise and employment prospects are low, the pending rate hike would impact millions of college students acro... More
  • If the President Won’t Save the Highly-Successful D.C. School Choice Program, the Speaker Will
    Apr 11, 2012 - An editorial this morning in the Washington Post takes aim at the Obama administration for attempting to zero out funding for the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP): “Does the administration really want to send the message – much like the one delivered in 2009 when Democrat... More
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