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Good morning. Big day for folks who follow education politics and policy. We have DeVos testifying before the House Ed Labor Cmte regarding the administration's ed priorities, which is sure to be a bit contentious. AND Sens. Alexander and Murray will hold another #HEA hearing.
You can watch DeVos here:
You can watch the Senate higher education hearing here: help.senate.gov/hearings/reaut…
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Thread: Welcome to our Twitter thread about Betsy DeVos' testimony on Trump's budget to the House. Stop everything else you're doing and follow along!
House subcommittee chairman @rosadelauro blasts away right at Trump's education budget request from the start: "I believe that this budget is cruel, and I believe that is reckless." Asks DeVos how *she* can support this budget.
DeLauro says the $5 billion tax-credit freedom scholarships proposed by Trump and DeVos are "unregulated, unaccountable, and an effort to fund private school voucher programs.”

Here's how they're described by DeVos' Education Department: sites.ed.gov/freedom/2019/0…
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Thread: Follow along with us as @BetsyDeVosED testifies before House @edworkforcedems. @virginiafoxx starts off by mentioning the school shooting at Santa Fe High School, says she hopes DeVos will address it since parents are scared.
Foxx notes that the Constitution does not mention "education" once or any synonym for it.
.@virginiafoxx says many of their constituents believe: "The less from Washington, the better."
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