Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote for Betsy DeVos


Today, I cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos.

The vote the President asked me to cast wasn’t just for Betsy – it was also for America’s future.

Our nation’s success depends on the education of our students. In Betsy DeVos, we have one of America’s foremost advocates for educational opportunity and excellence.

For nearly three decades she has devoted her time, her talent, and her treasure to ensure that every child in America has the best shot at a better life. Countless students have benefitted from her efforts to promote an educational marketplace defined by innovation, opportunity, and real, meaningful choice.

The President and I agree that our children’s futures should not be determined by their zip code. Students should not be trapped in a system that puts the status quo ahead of a child’s success.

Betsy DeVos will have great impact as Secretary of Education. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a public school, a private school, a parochial school, a charter school, or any other kind of school – she will help ensure that every student has access to a good school.

We are grateful to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and all the Republican Senators who stood with us on this important vote.

The President is fully committed to this mission. Today’s vote was the first of its kind in our nation’s history, but the real history will be made through our unwavering dedication to America’s children – and to America’s future.

Thank you for all your help and support.


Michael R. Pence
Vice President of the United States


Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what their objections are to this candidate!

Anonymous said...

I hope she can realize some improvements to education. Although some disagree with charter schools, one needs to think that if our public education system is not cutting it and doing the job for our youth, then if charters can, we need to support that as the best education possible is what we need for all our youth here.

Anonymous said...

Apparently pence was too busy cleaning trump's diaper to watch her stumble and stammer her way through the nomination process. Drain the swamp baby leaving out of touch billionaires to make decisions for you. Suckers.

Lynn Anderson said...

LOL...LOSER. We just keep on winning. You just keep on whining.

Anonymous said...

If judging people by good speeches were the criteria, for good government, we'd be in good shape now. Anybody who can support the public school system after the last 60 years of diminishing returns, must have a close relative working for them.

Anonymous said...

I agree, her responses to many questions were terrible and difficult to watch and yes I voted for Trumo and wish him the best.