Tag Archives: Education Secretary Confirmation

DeVos Gets a Step Closer to Confirmation; Trump Looks to Restructure Department of Education

Legislative Activity Betsy DeVos Confirmation Moves Forward as Opposition and Controversy Build On Tuesday, January 31 the Senate HELP Committee voted 12-11 along party lines to move forward with Betsy DeVos’ confirmation to serve as Secretary of Education. Shortly after the Committee vote, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) made announcements they will vote … Continue Reading

Education in the 115th Congress; Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for Betsy DeVos

Legislative Activity Education in the 115th Congress Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairs of the education committees, have both expressed interest in an overhaul of the Higher Education Act (HEA), last comprehensively reauthorized in 2008. Senator Alexander’s goal with the HEA overhaul is to make it easier for more students to … Continue Reading