Monday, January 9, 2017

Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick - The Washington Post

Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick - The Washington Post:

Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick


The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has postponed the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary.
DeVos’s hearing, originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday morning, has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 at 5 p.m., according to a joint statement from the HELP committee chairman, Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and ranking member, Patty Murray (D-Wash).
The move comes after Democrats raised concerns about the fact that the Office of Government Ethics, which has said it is overwhelmed by vetting Trump’s nominees, has not yet completed its review of DeVos’s financial holdings and potential conflicts of interest.
Alexander and Murray did not mention those concerns in a joint statement announcing the postponement. They said the change in timing came “at the request of the Senate leadership Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick - The Washington Post:


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