Senate advances DeVos education nominee, repeals Dodd-Frank rules

President Trump’s out-of-the-box pick to lead the Education Department survived another hurdle, overcoming an attempted Democratic filibuster in a rare pre-dawn vote Friday.

A final vote is slated for Monday.

Democrats have made Betsy DeVos, the pick, one of their chief targets as they try to score a scalp from among Mr. Trump’s Cabinet nominees, saying the wealthy philanthropist doesn’t have the experience or dedication to public schools to run the federal department.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer called her “one of the worst nominees that has ever been brought before this body for a Cabinet position.”

Mr. Schumer urged senators to think about things over the weekend ahead of the final confirmation vote.

34 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    If America’s education system was perfect I could understand those wanting to stick with the status quo. We are spending large amounts of money and getting mediocrity in return. It’s about time to upset the status quo and fix the system. Hopefully Ms. DeVos will be able to clean up the mess she is inheriting.

  • The Redhawk says:

    I can Hear Warren, Schumer, Pelosi, Durbin, 2 RINOs, and all of the FUBAR (D) party Clowns HEADS Exploding AGAIN!!! WE can anticipate more speeches by them via those VOICES that seem to have Invaded their Exploded hEADS…..Teachers Unions are ON NOTICE!! MORE HEAD EXPLOSIONS to be HEARD

  • Bob says:

    Listening to the Senator ramble on about how Ms. De Vos had not filled paperwork for school loans and grants makes me wonder if the Senator ever has. She is sitting on her high horse and I wonder if she ever filed for assistance, yet she makes laws regarding these programs. Has she ever served in the Military? If not, how can she vote on a budget for Defense if she has no idea what they do? Attending “Dog and Pony Shows” and watching “MASH” reruns on TV does not really give her an idea of how hard people in uniform have it on a daily basis. Have she or her family had to rely on Obamacare (that I am sure she voted to exempt the Senate from) for their health needs, or does she have the much better, free Senate “insurance”? I realize that secretaries have more hands on, direct effect on the programs they manage, but some of the Senators need to get a real reality check. To this Senator and to all her obstructionist colleagues I would say “Swamp, meet drain”.

  • itsfun says:

    What is wrong with allowing parents to have a choice where their children get educated?

  • Gregg Jensen says:

    Regarding Frank and Dodd – FU and the rest of GD FN Democrats who wanted those who could not pay back real estate loans to buy homes. You blew up the real estate equities; people I know, including myself, lost thousands/millions of dollars in REITs.

  • TE Kelly says:

    Crap, we thought Harry was a sicko, Schumer makes him almost look sane.
    Where do people that vote for these Senators leave their brains when voting?

  • Gregory Carter says:

    I already sent an email to Collins insisting she support Trumps picks. The time has come to primary Collins and send the worthless RINO packing.

  • Luke says:

    shoomer is one of the worst senators to ever serve in the senate, I guess that’s why they made him the minority leader of their party..

    1. Retired says:

      Someone take the Schumer garbage out on trash day and take his girlfriend Peelosi with .

    2. Gregg Jensen says:

      Interesting and accurate observation.

      The Democrats seem to get lightweight turds that float to the top. Pelosi, Schumer, Wasserman Schultz – they all have a lot in common: Wanting to be the point person, having no real accomplishments to point at, not of bright intellect.

  • Michael Bellinger says:

    Common core is what is wrong with the education system….

    1. Luke says:

      The teachers union is pretty bad as well

  • The_Frog_Prince says:

    Schumer is one of the worst excuses for a US Senator to ever warm a cushion seat in the Senate.

    1. the whistler says:

      But he obviously makes one hell of a hamburger….Ooops! Wrong clown…sorry.

    2. Gregory Carter says:

      He’s bad for sure but what about the comedian from Minn.

      1. The Redhawk says:

        yiu mean tat pOC that got voted by Incarcerated FELONS.. the FREAK FRANKEN?

        Who may run in 2910 on the FRANKEN/STEIN ticket??/

    3. itsfun says:

      Don’t forget about dirty Harry Reid.

      1. The Redhawk says:

        tHe cRYING CLOWN makes him look good just like Obama made CAWTAH look Betteah

    4. The Redhawk says:

      the CRYING CLOWN will go down in HISTORY as the ONE that ENDED the (D) party and actually made that Rat Bastid Reid look good

  • Chuck says:

    Let us hope she is confirmed and will work herself out of a job. The Dept of Education is causing more education failures than one could expect. We got along very well with state controlled education standards for a very long time. I believe Jimmy Carter instituted this worthless expensive bureaucracy and it is high time it is eliminated.

  • Dave Butler says:

    If the Dems and the teachers unions are against her I am pretty confident that she’s the right choice.

  • Stephen Howe says:

    As long as DeVos favors instant & immediate EXPULSION of ANY students, regardless of their levels of negritude, who threaten or assault other students or teachers. These students can finish your ejamacation at Negro University & Prsion Farm.

  • GoldenGirl2u says:

    Gee, someone that would actually want to see our kids educated and be able to fire bad teachers, imagine that. Well, that explains why Dems don’t want her in that post. Disgusting Dems need to all be voted out, talk about unqualified.

    1. Retired says:

      Now if they could only break the Educators union ?? Teachers can’t be to smart giving up to $100.00 in union dues a month just to keep a job .

      1. The Redhawk says:

        and these MORONS complain about Citizen United after Decades of being BOUGHT by Unions, Lawyers Lobbies and SOROS…. just to name a few

        1. Retired says:

          Once Unions turned into a corporate structure , they stopped caring about who pays their high salaries. Just like our Elected care about the people back home.

          1. The Redhawk says:

            UNIONS and POLITICIANS go Together like STINK on FECES

          2. Retired says:

            Now you did it, that is what Demon Rats are.

          3. The Redhawk says:

            and with the current Batch we have from the (D) fubar party with Soros funding the STENCH is getting worse…

          4. Retired says:

            They are like skunks only difference is they have a yellow streak down their back.

          5. The Redhawk says:

            that is a BULLS EYE

    2. Gregg Jensen says:

      Don’t forget Republican senators Collins and Murkowski opposing DeVos.

      F those two sacks of crap.

      1. The Redhawk says:

        OH they joined Warren , Piglosi and the senate CLOWN for this week’s HEADS EXPLSIONS

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