John Boehner’s Social-Justice Project

She took four buses from Ward 8 in inner-city Washington, D.C., to get to the Dirksen Senate Office building early one cold February morning. She was 20 minutes late, but finally made it, taking a standing spot in the back of the committee room.

The hearing was for the SOAR Act, which would ensure a future to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship voucher program. The woman was the mother of one of the students in the program.

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