Confirmation Hearing Set for U.S. Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos for Jan. 17

On Tuesday, Jan. 17 the U.S. Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will begin proceedings to confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

Ms. DeVos is known for her involvement in several education reform organizations that support or promote privatization efforts, including private school vouchers. Those organizations include the American Federation for Children (AFC), the Education Freedom Fund, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, to name a few.

For several weeks, DeVos and members of the Trump transition team have been meeting with Senators on both sides of the aisle in preparation for the nominee’s committee hearing and for full Senate consideration of her nomination.

You can watch the proceeding live here.