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LT. GOV. REEVES SUPPORTS DeVOS NOMINATION

JACKSON – Betsy DeVos will bring a “sense of urgency” to improving educational opportunities for students across the nation, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wrote in a letter of support for DeVos’s nomination as secretary of education.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a nomination hearing Tuesday for Mrs. DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary.

“As Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, I know the importance of ensuring that every student has access to a truly revolutionary education, regardless of the zip code in which they live or the income level of their parents,” Lt. Gov. Reeves wrote to Senate Chairman Lamar Alexander. “Mrs. DeVos’s ardent dedication to this principle, along with her passion for innovative and transformational educational opportunities, will be a fundamental change that our students so desperately need.”

1/13/17