Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:45

Sen. Collins won't commit to DeVos vote Featured

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three GOP U.S. senators would need to vote no in order for the president's pick for the Education Department not to be confirmed. On Tuesday, two GOP senators said they won't commit to how they are voting, and one of them is a familiar face.


Sen. Susan Collins voted on Tuesday in favor of bringing Betsey DeVos' nomination to the senate floor. But while speaking to fellow members of the Senate Committee on Health, Labor and Pensions, Sen. Collins spoke about concerns she still has about DeVos. 


"I was surprised and concerned about Mrs. DeVos' apparently lack of familiarity with the landmark 1975 law IDEA that guarantees a free and appropriate education for children with special needs," said Sen. Collins.


The other senator who will not commit is Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.


Sen. Collins says she will continue to evaluate the nomination before it goes to the floor.

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