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Reactions flare to DeVos’ confirmation


Educators, policymakers and advocacy groups issue statements and reactions to the Senate's confirmation of Betsy DeVos

President Donald Trump's nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education Secretary caused immediate and intense reactions from supporting and opposing sides.

Her final approval by the U.S. Senate, which required Vice President Pence to cast a historic vote to break a 50-50 tie, shows just how turbulent her nomination process was. That approval came after a close party-line vote in the Senate HELP Committee.

Democrats have consistently argued that DeVos is
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