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February 1, 2017
Press Release

As a member of the House of Representatives, I do not have the opportunity to weigh in formally on President Trump’s appointments to executive branch positions. But as a former teacher and the son of educators, I feel compelled to share my concerns about Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education. In her confirmation hearings, Ms. DeVos failed to demonstrate that she is qualified to effectively advocate for public education and the best interests of all students and educators. Hundreds of Fourth District residents have called my office to voice similar concerns, and I join them in calling on the Senate to reject Ms. DeVos’s misguided nomination.