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House Ends Page Program

Boehner, Pelosi say technology has outdated $5M program

(Newser) - Gone are the days of House pages dashing furiously scribbled notes across the Capitol to their rep's legislative friends or foes: John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi today announced the end of the House's storied Page Program. Though Boehner and Pelosi hailed pages' "unique role" in the "... More »

Mark Foley Ends Silence, Still Can't Explain Page Scandal

2 years after resignation, Republican tries to put own spin on explicit messages to teens

(Newser) - Even today, 2 years after Mark Foley's very public fall from grace, the former congressman can't explain why he sent lurid, sexually explicit computer messages to male teens working as Capitol Hill pages. "There was never anywhere in those conversations where someone said, 'Stop,' or 'I'm not enjoying... More »

House Page Program Under Fire Again

Bipartisan support for probe into charges about teen pages

(Newser) - House leaders called for an independent investigation yesterday into “allegations” related to teenage pages after two Republican resignations from the House Page Board. The Republicans faulted House Clerk Lorraine Miller, a page program administrator, for not “immediately” alerting them to misbehavior. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, who resigned, said four... More »

House Page Program Under Scrutiny Again

2 GOP board members resign in protest after more indiscretions

(Newser) - The House page program has lost two Republican board members, who quit yesterday after reports of inappropriate behavior by pages, the Hill reports. Four teens were dismissed for shoplifting and sexual activity, and the lawmakers say the House clerk failed to inform the board of the incidents in a timely... More »

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