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Betsy DeVos narrowly confirmed as education secretary in historic vote

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Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:51 pm

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker in a historic 51-50 vote.

DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose advocacy for school choice has led to sweeping changes in the educational landscape in her home state, provoked divergent opinions in the Jewish community.

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