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House Ends Page Program

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The pair of leaders "have directed the Clerk of the House and other House officials to take the steps necessary to conclude the House Page Program."

Rumors that the program was on the outs flared earlier this year, when Maria Lopez, handpicked when Pelosi was Speaker to run the program in the House Clerk's office, resigned after less than two years on the job.

But at the time, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), appointed by Boehner to the House Page Board in 2007, said the program would not likely see major change in the 112th Congress.

"It will always be under constant review, but as of now, no one is talking about doing anything dramatic," he told Roll Call.

But with Monday's announcement, the program, which has graduated such notable people as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Fox News host Andrew Napolitano and countless other Members, will soon come to an end.

The Senate Page Program will continue to operate, according to the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

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