Americans for Prosperity cheer DeVos confirmation

Two Republican senators voted against Betsy DeVos' confirmation.
Two Republican senators voted against Betsy DeVos' confirmation. | Contributed photo
As the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) applauded the decision to appoint her. 
“Today’s vote sets the stage for an exciting dialogue about the future of our education system, led by someone who understands that better outcomes can’t be dictated from Washington," AFP President Tim Phillips said. "We’re looking forward to being a partner in encouraging positive reforms at the Department of Education and advancing sound legislation that expands educational opportunity across the country, putting more power in the hands of students and parents."
Prior to DeVos being confirmed, AFP sent an encouragement letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension regarding DeVos and launched a video ad encouraging grassroots activists to flood Capitol Hill phones to support "more choice and opportunity for students."
“We were disappointed to see Sens. [Lisa] Murkowski (R-AK) and [Susan] Collins (R-ME) standing in the way of more choice for students, and we’ll be looking for ways to encourage them to support these sound policies moving forward," Phillips said.

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