DeVos confirmation hearing delayed

DeVos confirmation hearing delayed
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee announced late Monday that it had rescheduled the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.

“At the request of the Senate leadership to accommodate the Senate schedule, we have agreed to move the nomination hearing of Betsy DeVos to Tuesday, January 17th at 5:00 p.m.,” Chairman Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Senate approves motion to go to tax conference House conservatives, Ryan inch closer toward spending deal MORE (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats turn on Al Franken VA slashes program that helps homeless veterans obtain housing: report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Wash.) said in a release late Monday.

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DeVos was originally scheduled to face the committee on Wednesday morning. 

Democrats doubled down earlier Monday on their charge that Republican senators are rushing the confirmation process without giving Trump's picks enough time for a thorough vetting.

While the committee said the DeVos delay was to accommodate the Senate schedule, Politico reporter Seung Min Kim said Monday night that it was demanded by Democrats “due to paperwork issues.”

 

 

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