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DeVos Testifying on Trump Budget

The Washington Post

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the Trump administration’s proposed budget, her first public appearance before Congress since her rocky confirmation hearing in January.

DeVos will be tasked with explaining a spending plan that has drawn criticism from both ends of the political spectrum. She is scheduled to field questions from members of a House appropriations subcommittee during a hearing that begins at 11 a.m.

President Trump has proposed slashing $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, including after-school programs, teacher training and career and technical education, and reinvesting $1.4 billion of the savings into promoting his top priority: School choice.

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