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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Lawmakers supporting D.C. school voucher program strike deal with White House


Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) is a supporter of the D.C. voucher program. (Andrew Harrer - BLOOMBERG)
Congressional backers of the District’s private school vouchers said Monday that they had struck a deal with the Obama administration to keep money and students flowing into the controversial program.

As The Post’s Ben Pershing reports at D.C. Wire, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), the authors of legislation that reauthorized and expanded the Opportunity Scholarship Program, said they had reached an agreement with the White House to ensure that there would be no cap on enrollment in the program and that parents can apply to have their children stay in or join the program and get a response as soon as possible.

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