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Democrats on DeVos Gun Proposal: ‘A Fountain of Bad Ideas’ Comes after report Education Department considers letting states use federal funds to buy guns for schools

Aug 23, 2018...Democrats are slamming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over a report that the Department of Education is considering allowing states to use federal dollars to purchase guns for schools.

Senate Democrats Join House Counterparts in Pushing Betsy DeVos to Back Off on Guns in Schools Letters from both chambers outline congressional prohibition of using federal funds for firearms

Aug 30, 2018...Almost all of the Senate Democrats are asking the Education Department to abandon any plans to provide public funding to give firearms to schoolteachers.

Leahy Presses DeVos on School Safety Commission Not Considering Gun Violence

Jun 5, 2018...Sen. Patrick J. Leahy questioned Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on whether the federal commission on school safety would be considering the role of gun violence in its evaluation. DeVos was testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Education’s funding request Tuesday morning.

Road ahead: Impeachment suspense drowns out government funding debate There’s a full schedule of open hearings at the House Intelligence Committee

Nov 18, 2019...Seldom does an imminent deadline to avoid a government shutdown fly under the radar, but that might happen this week with most eyes on impeachment hearings in the House.

Senate Republicans Reject DeVos’ Proposed Education Cuts ‘The kinds of cuts that are proposed in this budget will not occur’

Jun 7, 2017...Senate appropriators told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday that the Education Department’s budget request was dead on arrival in Congress, with Republicans and Democrats alike defending programs the department proposes to slash or eliminate in fiscal 2018.

House Democrats advance federal student aid overhaul Bill would expand grants, push back on Trump's for-profit schools agenda

Oct 31, 2019...The House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday voted 28-22 to approve a massive overhaul of federal student loans and other higher education programs that they touted as an overdue move to address the costs of higher education. 

Booker on DeVos: ‘I'm Not Saying Anything’ New Jersey senator sat on school choice board with Trump’s choice for Education secretary

Dec 2, 2016...Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, wasn't saying whether he would support the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, despite having worked with her on education issues in the past.

Betsy DeVos Tapped for Education Secretary Republican philanthropist is a school choice advocate

Nov 23, 2016...President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked Republican megadonor Betsy DeVos to be his Education secretary, a move that would put a strong supporter of school choice in charge of federal education policy.

Ep. 40: The Public Education of Betsy DeVos The Week Ahead

Feb 10, 2017...After a bruising Senate confirmation process, Betsy DeVos is now Education Department chief. But she still has a lot of distrust to overcome, says CQ Roll Call’s education reporter Emily Wilkins. Even so, she's poised to influence how Congress and America view one of the pillars of American life – public schools.