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.
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.
In the clearest sign yet that the ground has shifted on Capitol Hill for District issues, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined together Wednesday to announce an effort to "save and renew" a controversial school voucher program for D.C. students.