Alexander Says Betsy DeVos Will Be An Excellent Education Secretary

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Senator Alexander and Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos meet in a Senate office in the Capitol
Senator Alexander and Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos meet in a Senate office in the Capitol

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday met with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of Education.

Senator Alexander said, "Betsy DeVos and I had a great meeting today, and she is going to make an excellent Secretary of Education. I'm looking forward to her hearing because I know she will impress the Senate with her passionate support for improving education for all children.

I am fully confident that she will be swiftly confirmed by the full Senate."

The Senate education committee will hold a hearing on Ms. DeVos’ nomination at 5 p.m. on Jan. 17, and the committee will vote on her nomination on Jan. 24.

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