BREAKING: Senate Committee Approves DeVos Nomination

Per The Hill, this morning the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP, indeed) approved Betsy DeVos’s nomination to lead the Department of Education. Her nomination will go to the Senate floor for a simple majority vote; the HELP approval fell via party lines, 12-11.

From The Hill:

DeVos was confirmed 12-11 along party lines. Her nomination will now go to the Senate floor, where she’ll need only need a simple majority to be confirmed.
The billionaire GOP donor faced a contentious hearing earlier this month when Senate Democrats questioned her commitment to public education and grilled her on her conflicts of interest.

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