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Senate committee approves nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

She was confirmed 12-11 along party lines.

The vote on DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor, was originally set to take place on January 24, but was delayed to give the committee more time to review DeVos’ financial disclosures.

An advocate for alternatives to traditional public schooling, DeVos championed charter school and school voucher initiatives in her home state of Michigan, where she served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. She has been one of Trump’s most controversial picks.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com