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Sen. Joe Donnelly releases statement opposing Betsy Devos' nomination

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Published: Jan. 25, 2017 at 7:14 PM EST
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Senator Joe Donnelly released a statement Wednesday on why he's opposing Betsy Devos' nomination for education secretary.

His statement said in part, "I am concerned she will not prioritize efforts that are important to Hoosier families, like: expanding access to early childhood education, improving our public schools, and empowering student borrowers and reducing federal student loan debt. "

You can read his full statement below or

watch his speech on YouTube.Donnelly said, “Every Hoosier deserves access to a quality education—it’s a cornerstone of our democracy and prepares our students to enter the workforce, secure good-paying jobs and succeed. After reviewing her record, I share the concerns expressed by many Hoosier educators, students, and families that Betsy DeVos lacks the commitment to public education needed to effectively lead the Department of Education. I am concerned she will not prioritize efforts that are important to Hoosier families, like: expanding access to early childhood education, improving our public schools, and empowering student borrowers and reducing federal student loan debt. While I will vote against her nomination, I will continue fighting for our students because ensuring they have access to good schools and teachers not only lays a solid foundation for our students to reach their potential, but also helps increase economic opportunity.”