Sen. Rob Portman Will Vote For Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

WASHINGTON D.C. - Ohio Senator Rob Portman has thrown his support behind President Trump's nominee to head the Department of Education.

Portman released the following statement Thursday:

“I support Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because during the confirmation process she committed to strongly support public education and because of her support for local control, instead of having the federal government dictate education policy at the state and local level.  I look forward to working with her to improve our K-12 public education system, make college more affordable, stand up for children with disabilities, and close the skills gap by promoting Career and Technical Education (CTE) to give young people more opportunities to succeed.”

The final vote on DeVos' nomination has been delayed until at least Monday. Two other Republican Senators, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have already said they won't vote for DeVos' confirmation. 

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