Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday.  

 
 
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A spokesman for Murray confirmed that "Democrats plan to keep the floor open and there will be speeches over the night in this final push."
 
Multiple Senate Democrats indicated on Monday afternoon that they would take part in the late-night session to voice their objections to President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education.
 
Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats blast Trump team videos: 'False equivalency'  Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives What I learned in 19 weeks of working with progressive Democrats MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) said shortly after the Senate came into session at noon Monday that Democrats would speak out against DeVos from the Senate floor "for the next 24 hours."  
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) added that is he is scheduled to speak at 2 a.m. 
 
DeVos, a GOP mega-donor, has been the subject of fierce opposition from teachers unions and other liberal groups over her support for charter schools and tuition vouchers using public funds.
 
She cleared a key procedural hurdle during a rare Friday morning session in a party-line 52-48 vote. 
 
 
Opponents are running out of time to find a crucial third Republican to help them sink DeVos. Republican Sens. Pat Toomey (Pa.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Dean Heller (Nev.) and Deb Fischer (Neb.) — each considered potential candidates to flip and oppose DeVos — announced late last week that they would support Trump’s nominee.