Costs for DeVos's security detail could top $6M in next year: report

Costs for DeVos's security detail could top $6M in next year: report
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Security costs for Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosCelebrity college scandal exposes deeper issues in academic system Trump signs executive order on campus free speech Student loan debt: The government broke it, and must fix it MORE could reportedly reach $6.54 million over the next year.

DeVos's security detail since February has cost $5.28 million, an Education Department official told Politico — about $2.5 million less than the projected cost. 

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, which provides DeVos's personal detail, told POLITICO that he could not disclose the nature of security threats against her or the size of her security detail.


Education secretaries are typically protected by department security employees.

The marshals service began providing DeVos’s security detail in February after protesters blocked her from entering a D.C. public school.

A deal covering DeVos's detail was just renewed for fiscal 2018. 

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