Senate panel votes in favor of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick

A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly voted in favor of President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, sending her nomination to the full Senate for final approval. All 12 Republicans on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted in favor of sending her nomination to the Senate floor, while all 11 Democrats voted against… Two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), made clear that they have not yet decided how they will vote on the floor, suggesting that DeVos’s confirmation is not yet assured… Alexander decided to hold Tuesday’s vote over objections from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the committee’s ranking Democrat, who sought a delay to ask more questions of DeVos.

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by Emma Brown and Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post.

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