Tag Archives: Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos Moves toward Confirmation despite Opposition; Department of Education Announces New Staff and Open Title IX Investigations

Legislative Activity Opposition to Betsy DeVos Builds  Joining other professional education associations, the National Association of Secondary School Principals announced in a letter to the Senate HELP Committee that it opposes the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Senate offices have reported tens of thousands of calls and letters encouraging a no vote … Continue Reading

Betsy DeVos Testifies at Confirmation Hearing; Chairwoman Foxx Announces New Committee Members

Legislative Activity Betsy DeVos Testifies at Confirmation Hearing On Tuesday, January 17 Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s designee for Secretary of Education, testified in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Mrs. DeVos has faced harsh criticism from Democrats in Congress and education groups off Capitol Hill, and … Continue Reading

DOL Overtime Rule Delayed; Betsy De Vos Chosen as Secretary of Education; Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to Chair House Education Committee

Legislative Activity Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Wins House Minority Leader In a 134-63 vote on November 30, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defeated challenger Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) to keep her position as the House Minority Leader. She has been the Democratic leader in the House since 2002, and this was her toughest challenge since former … Continue Reading