Senator Stabenow Statement Following Senate Republican Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

DeVos Fails to Receive Majority Support in Senate, Requiring Historic Tiebreaking Vote by Vice President Mike Pence

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans confirmed Betsy DeVos to become the next Secretary of Education, despite her failure to get a majority of Senators to support her nomination:

“I am deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans confirmed Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education. I’ve heard from an overwhelming number of Michigan families who have shared their strong concerns about her long record of pushing policies that have seriously undermined public education in Michigan and failed our children. That is why I joined with half of my Senate colleagues, including two Republicans, to oppose her nomination.”