Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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Maloney Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Feb 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, on a narrow vote of 51-50.

“Betsy DeVos has no idea what she’s talking about and has no business running our country's education policy. Her confirmation hearings were some of the most embarrassing I’ve ever seen and prove she didn’t even google the Department of Education before setting foot in the Senate.  

“Our teachers have to be highly qualified to educate our kids, and I think our top education official should be too. I have two girls in public school, so you can bet I will keep my eye on Secretary DeVos and the rest of the administration to make sure all our kids have the chance to get a great education.”