On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that they have directed the Clerk of the House and other House officials to take the steps necessary to conclude the House Page Program. Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) is one of four members of Congress who serve on the Page Board. “I am sorry to see this historic program come to a close,” Rep. Bishop said in a released statement. “However, the reality is that advancements in technology have drastically reduced the need that once existed for House Pages. “Over the years, this program has provided thousands of students with a unique educational opportunity that allowed them to actively participate in the daily operations within the U.S. House of Representatives.” Rep. Bishop said that it is disappointing that the program is ending but he is sure the House of Representatives will find new ways to make sure that students can be engaged and active with Congress.
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