U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Not Support Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation for Secretary of Education
“Betsy DeVos lacks the public education experience qualifications for this job and she would not rule out defunding public schools.”
“Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition of supporting quality public education for every student. In fact, from our beginning in 1848, the state constitution provided for a free education for all children in the state. This is a tradition I have a deep respect for and have worked to move forward. It is very important to me that our next Secretary of Education respects this tradition and is committed to it, but after meeting with Betsy DeVos, and participating in the hearing as a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, I don’t believe she does.
“Nor do I believe she is qualified to lead America’s efforts to give more students access to a higher education. We have a student loan debt crisis in our country and this nominee did not earn my trust that she is prepared to act and make higher education more affordable for students and families.
“In addition, it is deeply troubling this nominee for Secretary of Education failed to complete her ethics homework and address in a transparent and timely way over 100 potential conflicts of interest prior to last week’s committee hearing. Important questions and concerns remain for Betsy DeVos, which is why I have joined my colleagues in calling for a second committee hearing that would ensure that these and other important issues receive the scrutiny that they deserve.
“Betsy DeVos lacks the public education experience qualifications for this job and she would not rule out defunding public schools. For all these reasons and more, I will not support Betsy DeVos’ confirmation to be our next Secretary of Education.”
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid EpidemicSep 21st, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding for local communities that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery
Opioid crisis response legislation includes support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts; Prevents the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries; Provides more resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Shipbuilding in Bipartisan Defense Spending BillSep 17th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Three Littoral Combat Ships Funded in Bipartisan legislation
Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries. Support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin
With Wisconsin Hunters and Sportsmen in Wausau, Baldwin pushes for action to ensure that future generations will be able to carry on Wisconsin’s traditions of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Speaker Ryan and the House to include Permanent Buy America Commitment in Final Water Infrastructure LegislationSep 7th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
With the House and Senate working on final water infrastructure legislation, Baldwin says, “Don’t let lobbyists for foreign steel makers water down a strong and permanent Buy America standard.”
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Emergency Road Funding for Wisconsin Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding and StormsSep 5th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Baldwin called on the Trump administration to make emergency funding available for Wisconsin communities
With the House and Senate working on final water infrastructure legislation, Baldwin urges President to call on Speaker Ryan and the House to include permanent Buy America commitment in legislation that goes to his desk
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Protect Troops from Financial FraudAug 20th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
49 Senators are urging Trump Admin to protect the finances of our troops and their families
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Defend American Workers Against China’s CheatingAug 16th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
"It’s time to hold bad actors like China accountable when they harm our economic interests and use unfair trade actions that disadvantage American workers."
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Republican Nominee to Join in Three Televised General Election DebatesAug 15th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
"This election will be a choice between who stands up to powerful special interests, and who is in their pocket."
We can’t let big insurance companies rewrite the rules on guaranteed health care protections that people depend on