Scott Statement on DeVos Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-50, to confirm Betsy DeVos as the United States Secretary of Education.

“Our nation’s next Secretary of Education is tasked with advancing a mission of equity, access, and accountability. That mission requires support for all students. Unfortunately, Betsy DeVos has failed to make a credible case that she will advocate for the 90 percent of students who attend our nation’s public schools. Now that she has been confirmed, she has the duty to focus on the needs of all students and to uphold and enforce critical civil rights protections. I commend my colleagues in the Senate for their tireless work to thoroughly investigate Betsy DeVos’ record, on behalf of the communities we serve.”


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