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Mayor Vincent C. Gray Meets With Speaker of the House John A. Boehner

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Washington, DC) – Today DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray travelled to Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker of the United States House of Representative John A. Boehner (R-OH). Following an exchange of cordialities, Speaker Boehner warmly congratulated Mayor Gray on his recent election as Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Gray and Boehner discussed their childhood backgrounds, mutual friends, including Cardinal Wuerl, their Catholic upbringing and their shared interest in education. “Our meeting reaffirmed what I’ve always believed,” said Mayor Gray. “People are more alike than they are different.”

The meeting, intended to be a meet and greet between the two gentlemen, turned to the issue of vouchers.

“I openly shared with the Speaker my opposition to vouchers,” said Mayor Gray. Education has always been an issue decided by elected state officials and I believe that the elected leaders of the District of Columbia should set the education policy for the District, not the United States Congress.”

As the meeting came to a close, Speaker Boehner shared his sentiments that Mayor Gray has a lot of work ahead of him and wished him well.

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