Posted on January 10, 2017
Senator Alexander and Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos meet in a Senate office in the Capitol
WASHINGTON, January 10 — Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today met with Betsy DeVos – President-elect Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of Education.
Senator Alexander said: "Betsy DeVos and I had a great meeting today, and she is going to make an excellent Secretary of Education. I'm looking forward to her hearing because I know she will impress the Senate with her passionate support for improving education for all children. I am fully confident that she will be swiftly confirmed by the full Senate."
The Senate education committee will hold a hearing on Betsy DeVos’ nomination at 5:00 pm ET on January 17, and the committee will vote on her nomination on January 24.