COCHRAN STATEMENT ON VOTE TO CONFIRM EDUCATION SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to confirm Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos to be Secretary of Education:
“I met with Betsy DeVos, and received her commitment to public education, addressing the urgent needs of rural schools, and programs important to Mississippi children. I believe she has the leadership skills to lead the Department of Education. I will work with her to improve our schools and to return more control over educational policies to states.
“The outpouring of calls and letters from Mississippians on Mrs. DeVos’ nomination, both for and against, are indicative of a great interest in making our schools more effective. I appreciate that input, and hope we can work together toward that goal.”
Posted February 7, 2017 - 11:40 am