Alexander praised the nominee one day after the Senate education committee delayed DeVos' confirmation hearing by six days.
A new caucus of the House of Representatives announced Tuesday it was dedicated to fighting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.
The hearing, which was slated for Wednesday morning, has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m., according to a statement sent late Monday.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said that when he met with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, she indicated support for the A-PLUS Act.
In a speech Monday, Randi Weingarten, head of the teachers' union, said President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary is unqualified to lead the Education Department.
President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Education Department has attracted a host of backing and criticism, setting the stage for her Jan. 11 confirmation hearing.
Democrats are hoping to delay a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, until her paperwork has been cleared by the congressional Office of Government Ethics.
President Barack Obama's handling of teacher evaluations, content standards, and testing were among the topics of discussion on the public television news program.
Six Senate Democrats have a message for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary with her confirmation hearing coming up: You owe us a lot of information.