Feb 01 2017
The Senate's 48 Democrats only need to pull three Republicans to their side to end DeVos' nomination.
We are asking supporters and members to call and urge every Senator to oppose her confirmation.
Carrera said seeing hundreds of California teachers come together for one cause gave her hope that DeVos' nomination could be killed by the Senate committee voting Tuesday. Media reports indicate it's unlikely an attempt to block DeVos' appointment would be successful. "I haven't heard otherwise".
The groups, which include the NAACP and the National Education Association, said the billionaire's deference to state flexibility and lack of education experience make her the wrong choice for the future of American education.
"That's more than a gamble", Isakson responded, according to the news outlet.
Heitkamp said in a statement it was clear from watching the hearings that DeVos "doesn't understand the importance of public schools-highlighting her preference for private schools and her work to accomplish that goal by taking public funds away from public schools".
"I continue to have concerns and I think that Mrs. DeVos has much to learn about our nation's public schools", Murkowski said.
Old-guard Republicans like former First Lady Barbara Bush defended her as a lifelong champion of low-income children, literacy and giving parents more choice in education.
"That scares me as an educator", Kirby High School social studies teacher Will Kelley said.
Nearly half of the responses Heitkamp received on the 13 Cabinet positions mentioned concerns about DeVos, according to Heitkamp's office. She also said that Democrats haven't been given time to ask follow-up questions and that some of her responses may be inadequate.
Senate Democrats debated whether the initial vote in favor of DeVos was valid after Sen.
DeVos has been widely criticized for her lack of institutional experience and a confirmation hearing in which it appeared she was initially unfamiliar with some federal policies like those regarding protections for disabled students.
Still, lawmakers on both side of the aisle expressed doubts about the qualifications of DeVos, who has never formally worked in a school and holds no education certifications or degrees. An answer to a question posed by Democratic Senator Patty Murray on bullying of LGBT students was strikingly similar to a statement issued by Gupta in a 2016 press release on schools accommodating transgender students.
Republican PACs have put their weight behind DeVos, as well. "I would prefer just about anyone but Betsy".
Feb 01 2017
Walmart Just Gave Shoppers a Big Reason to Drop Amazon
U.S. retail giant Walmart has launched a free two-day shipping service to customers' homes and stores, with no membership fee. Only these members can enjoy free two-day shipping without a minimum purchase, but they do pay $99 a month for that privilege.
Jan 31 2017
Chuck Schumer Vows To Fight Trump Immigration Order
The Department of Homeland Security said the court rulings would not stop implementation of Trump's order. Democrats will fight President Donald Trump's "unconstitutional" refugee ban, pledged a teary-eyed Sen.
Jan 31 2017
Snap will reportedly file publicly for its massive IPO late next week
Snap's main product, Snapchat, has become a sensation with a young demographic with its initial ephemeral messaging product. As reported by Recode , later this week the company is set to publish the registration document that it filed with the U.S.
Jan 31 2017
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks about Pres. Donald Trump's ban on immigrants
On Sunday , the Department of Homeland Security said it would continue to enforce the administration's executive order. In addition to Syria, the other countries affected by the ban are Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Jan 30 2017
Spurs Advance After Seven-Goal Thriller
"To be honest, they were much better than us in the first half, full credit to them", conceded Mauricio . Maybe they were lucky with a few extra seconds added, that was about it'.
Jan 30 2017
Bafta-winning Amour star Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89
Riva was born on February 24, 1927 in rural France and made her way to Paris at 19 to the dismay of her working-class family. Her nod for an Academy Award aged 85 meant she became the oldest ever Best Actress Oscar nominee.
Jan 27 2017
Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial nears deal to buy MoneyGram
But a deal could help shield the money-transfer business from the potentially adverse effects of President Trump's policies. But Jing didn't shy away from the fact that MoneyGram is a major player in remittances from the U.S.to Mexico.
Jan 27 2017
Phil Jackson 'determined' to trade Carmelo Anthony
And no matter what comes from the Cavs' front office, it has been clear from the start that no one holds as much power as James. Love is having his best season in a Cavs uniform, averaging 20.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.
Jan 26 2017
Red panda missing from Norfolk's Virginia Zoo
Sunny has lived at the zoo since arriving the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal in May 2016. The Virginia Zoo is pulling out all the stops to find Sunny, who's gotten global attention with her great escape.
Jan 26 2017
1984 tops Amazon's charts as Trump continues to lie
Her interview was widely criticized and she was sub-tweeted by Merriam-Webster dictionary with a definition of the word fact. Since Conway's appearance on " Meet the Press ", social media users were quick to draw comparisons.
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