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Statement by Governor Jeb Bush on Senate HELP Committee’s Favorable Vote on Betsy DeVos

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Jeb Bush, President and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions’ (HELP) favorable vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

“Betsy DeVos deserves this vote of confidence and endorsement toward confirmation as the next Secretary of Education. Despite the partisan gamesmanship she endured these past weeks, Betsy remains focused on serving our nation as a true champion of students and parents. I know she will work tirelessly to improve the future of every child, especially those who have been stuck too long in failing schools. Betsy’s long-standing commitment to innovation, choice and accountability create the exact formula needed to empower states and parents to transform education in America.”