Thursday, March 18, 2010

Senate rejects voucher amendment

Tuesday the Senate rejected an amendment to an FAA authorization bill that would have reopened the DC Opportunity Scholarships to new participants.
Tuesday's 55 to 42 vote was widely seen as one of the final chances for the program to be extended beyond the students who are already currently enrolled. Funding will continue for current students until they graduate high school, but has been cut off to new students for a year.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced an amendment to a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration that would have extended the voucher program for five years and funded it at $20 million a year, opening it to new students. The Senate killed Lieberman's attempt to amend a different bill earlier this month.

Reaction from the Daily Caller and the Examiner.

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