Portman Statement on the Nomination of Betsy DeVos to Become Education Secretary

February 2, 2017 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of Education:

“I support Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because during the confirmation process she committed to strongly support public education and because of her support for local control, instead of having the federal government dictate education policy at the state and local level.  I look forward to working with her to improve our K-12 public education system, make college more affordable, stand up for children with disabilities, and close the skills gap by promoting Career and Technical Education (CTE) to give young people more opportunities to succeed.

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