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Boehner Choice Bill DOA

Chairman John Boehner’s plan to give federal funds to schoolchildren displaced by Katrina was slapped down 21-26 last night by the House Education and Workforce Committee.

Had the proposal been accepted, nearly 300,000 children would have had access to $6700 per year to attend a school of their choosing.

Pushing the first-ever voucher like program off the GOP’s table were four House Republicans who joined Democrats in opposing Boehner’s measure: Todd Platts (Pa.), Judy Biggert (Ill.), Bob Inglis (S.C.) and John Kuhl (N.Y.).

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Miss Carpenter was formerly a congressional correspondent & assistant editor for HUMAN EVENTS. She is the author of "The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Rodham Clinton," published by Regnery (a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).

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