Democratic senator: We may flip another GOP vote on DeVos

If Democrats do succeed in swaying enough Republicans, DeVos would become only the 10th person to be rejected for a presidential cabinet position in 228 years. Both Republicans emphasized their concerns over her steadfast support for voucher and school choice programs along with her past disinterest in the public school system. Fischer typically doesn't talk about her votes until afterward.

"The DeVos nomination is very personal to many people who live in Michigan", Stabenow said.

"I think there are a couple of folks still thinking about it", Stabenow said. Fischer says DeVos also stated that schools are a state matter, a district matter and we should not see mandates from the federal government.

I am sad to report that my senator's office refused delivery of the pizza. "Our children's future depends on it - for their sake, please vote no".

DeVos vote expected in Senate committee today
Public and private funds poured into the charter initiatives, but there was virtually no transparency on how that money was spent. His claim rests largely on a study that purports to show Detroit's charter schools have failed students in the city. "She does.

Senate Democrats are pulling an all-nighter in a last-ditch effort to pressure Republicans into sinking Betsy DeVos' nomination to lead the Education Department. On the floor Monday afternoon, Sen.

"If just one more of my Republican colleagues were to announce their opposition, were to vote no, we could do the right thing and tell President Trump that he really needs to find a new candidate", she said.

Two of the 52 Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, have said they'll vote against DeVos.

Because of irrational Harry Reid's blind support of President Obama, he orchestrated the removal of the 60-vote requirement to pass on cabinet nominations and all others except those for the Supreme Court and gave Obama what he wanted. If it does come down to a 50-50 vote, the tie-breaking vote goes to Vice President Mike Pence. If one more Republican breaks ranks, DeVos' nomination is defeated. Patty Murray of Washington, the ranking Democrat on the Health, Education and Labor Committee, said on the Senate floor Monday. Democrats don't have the votes to stop either one, but they have been exhausting the maximum amount of time on the floor to debate nominees, stretching the process for each one out over a couple of days.


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