WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today released the following statement on her intention to support Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education:

“I will support Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. While I do not agree with Mrs. DeVos on every issue, I do believe she has the ability and commitment to lead the department. Moreover, I have received assurances from her in writing that the Department of Education will not impose new federal mandates related to vouchers on our schools. Local educators, schools boards, and parents should be the decision makers, not bureaucrats in Washington.

“She has also made a commitment to me in writing that she will work to protect all students, especially those with disabilities. As a longtime champion of public education and the daughter of a public school teacher, I will continue to fight to ensure all Nebraska children have access to a quality education.”

A copy of Mrs. DeVos’s letter to Senator Fischer is available here.

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