WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s decision to drop its lawsuit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program:
"It's encouraging that the Obama Administration has ended its current attack on school choice in Louisiana. This is a huge victory for so many families and students who the Department of Justice tried to deny the best possible education. But the fight isn't over. President Obama still believes Washington knows better than Louisiana parents. The Justice Department is still requesting the court allow a federal review process of the program, and that’s unacceptable.
"We must continue to provide all parents with more choice so every boy and girl, regardless of their income or background, has a chance to succeed. Earlier this month, I saw firsthand what this means for at-risk children at the Good Shepherd School in New Orleans. We will continue to fight for kids like Brian and Niyla who are thriving thanks to the Louisiana Scholarship Program. We will continue to fight until education opportunity and school choice is a reality for every student in America."