Democrats and their witnesses stressed the need for more funding for teacher salary increases and school infrastructures, but Republicans were skeptical this approach would help students.
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February 01, 2019
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep. Bobby Scott have told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the replacement inspector general could have conflicts of interests.
September 09, 2018
If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?
May 22, 2018
House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
May 17, 2018
Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.
December 15, 2017
A former staffer for Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott, the top Democrat on the House education committee, alleged in news conference that he made inappropriate sexual advances to her several years ago.
July 28, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.
May 17, 2017
The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.
March 30, 2017
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.
February 28, 2017
The top two Democrats on education in Congress want the education secretary to flesh out her announced plan to audit programs at the department and cut unnecessary ones.