Andrew Campanella passes on the good new that “a bipartisan team of U.S. Senators is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow an up-or-down vote on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program’s reauthorization bill.”
According to a letter signed by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Robert Byrd (D-WV), George Voinovich (R-OH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and John Ensign (R-NV), the OSP has “provided a lifeline to many low-income children in the District of Columbia.” The Senators set a specific deadline for floor time to discuss the OSP: January 31, 2010.
Our friends in DC are buoyed by this bipartisan call:
“The time has come for Senators to stand and be counted,” said former D.C. Councilman Kevin P. Chavous. “You either stand with low-income children and support a program that works to provide these children with the best education possible, or you stand with special interests. We support this bipartisan effort to save the OSP and we have not given up hope.”