A House committee approved a bill Thursday to extend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, advancing a key priority of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that has long divided District leaders.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) ripped into her Republican colleagues Tuesday morning at a hearing on the District's school voucher program, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Mayor Vincent C. Gray and "disrespect his office."
Seeking to make a point about what they see as congressional Republican meddling in District affairs, local activists staged a protest Thursday outside Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) house. Yes, that's "house" with a lowercase "h."
House Republicans unveiled a spending resolution Friday night that would cut federal payments to the District by nearly $80 million and slash Metro funding by $150 million over the next eight months, as the GOP seeks to fulfill its campaign pledge to rein in government outlays.
Eleven District activists were ejected from a House subcommittee hearing on a controversial abortion bill Tuesday after they staged a silent protest at the start of the session.
House Republicans unveiled a plan Thursday to reduce government spending by $32 billion over the next several months, and delivered fresh evidence that they intend to cut the District's budget in the process.