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House Page Program Ending

By The Associated Press — August 23, 2011 1 min read

The U.S. House of Representatives page program, which has given high school students a behind-the-scenes look at Congress since the 1820s, has become a victim of budget cuts. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote that email had left the pages with little to do and that the House could no longer justify the $5 million annual expense. While the House page program ends this month, the Senate page program will continue.

A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2011 edition of Education Week as House Page Program Ending

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