Betsy DeVos - updates

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Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'President Trump has completely caved to the gun lobby,' says Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein

TRUMP ON GUNS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) speaks next to Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress on school and community safety in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

White House to help arm school staff – officials

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:38 AM

(UPDATED) President Trump is also urging Congress to pass legislation that will strengthen background checks and implement violence prevention programs

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2018 US President Donald Trump answers questions from the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. USA. File photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP

White House overturns Obama-era protections for transgender students

Feb 23, 2017 - 9:14 AM

The Trump administration is now leaving it up to states and school districts to decide whether students should have access to bathrooms that do not reflect their biological sex

In this file photo, a gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Pence breaks tie to confirm U.S. education pick DeVos

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:20 AM

The chamber was deadlocked at 50 50 with two Republicans breaking ranks to oppose Trump s hotly contested education secretary nominee a billionaire who champions using taxpayer monies to help fund privately run schools

Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Tillerson advances, other Trump nominees considered January 31

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

With just 3 of Trump s cabinet members in place so far Republicans have sought to speed confirmation of Trump s other nominees

Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson testifies during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trumps picks women, including a critic, for cabinet

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump begins to broaden the base of his future cabinet nominating two conservative women including a critic after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists

NIKKI HALEY. This file photo taken on November 18, 2016 shows South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention sponsored by the Federalist Society in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP