Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, was supposed to have her confirmation hearing tomorrow before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee tomorrow. It instead has been pushed out until next week, January 17, 2017 at 5:00p (EST).
The HELP Committee says they are doing it at the Senate leadership’s request.
HELP Committee ranking member U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and other Democrats had requested the hearing be delayed until after DeVos is cleared by the Office of Government Ethics.
Education Week reports that an aide to HELP Chairman U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) that the delay will not change the committee’s plans to vote on her nomination on January 24th.