Tuesday, February 7, 2017


It took the vice president to cast the deciding vote but Betsy Devos was confirmed to be the next Education Secretary.
From Fox News:  School choice advocate Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed Tuesday as the next education secretary despite deep opposition from teachers unions and other groups, after Vice President Pence intervened to cast a historic tie-breaking vote.
Pence’s vote marked the first time in American history a vice president has broken a tie on a Cabinet nominee’s Senate confirmation – and the first tie-breaking vote by a VP since 2008. Pence was compelled to cast the vote after two Republican senators – Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – joined all 48 Senate Democrats in opposing DeVos. 
It's great that that DeVos is for School Choice and let's hope she will do something about No Child Left Behind.
Another great decision by President Trump.

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