WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement after the House passed of H.R. 10, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act.

“In New Orleans, I have seen firsthand what our children are able to achieve through the expansion of educational opportunities and school choice,” Scalise said. “Every child in America deserves an equal opportunity to get a quality education, and all parents should be able to make the best educational choices for their children. Choice in education is key to providing students and parents with the hope and opportunity that they deserve, and this bill by Speaker Boehner will promote innovation and continue to give children in the District of Colombia, many of whom are educationally disadvantaged and stuck in failing schools, the opportunity to attend a high quality school.”