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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the passing of House Oversight Committee Chairman and Congressional Black Caucus Member, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings: “We – the nation, the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, and the United States Congress – have all suffered a tremendous loss. As a lifelong advocate for justice, equality, and the truth, Elijah Cummings was the true definition of a leader and his commitment to civility and humanity were invaluable in times such as these. To many, Elijah was a friend and mentor,…

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National Politics Politics Youth 

Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing for Betsy DeVos

Via C-SPAN January 17, 2017 Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on her nomination for secretary of education in the Trump administration. ]She answered questions on a wide range of issues, including the nation’s public education system, charter schools, school choice and vouchers, post-secondary education, student loan debt, special education programs and funding, and her financial holdings and potential conflicts on interest. Ms. DeVos was introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) limited the…

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