Scott Statement on Nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump selected Betsy DeVos as his nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education. 

“I congratulate Betsy DeVos on her nomination to lead the Department of Education. I hope to work with her to ensure all students have access to safe, diverse, high-quality public schools. The Department has a legacy of protecting and promoting the civil rights of students, and I will work diligently to ensure that the Department continues this legacy. I am optimistic that we can find common ground on policies that prepare students for success in college or a career, and improve upon our higher education system’s tradition of providing students from every socioeconomic background an opportunity to advance in America. ”


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