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Real Clear Politics: Cabinet Nominees Enter Confirmation Battlefield

January 9, 2017

By: Caitlin Huey-Burns Democrats are also putting pressure on DeVos, Trump’s choice to head the Education Department. A group of Democratic senators has called on her to pay $5 million in election-related fines owed by her school-choice advocacy group, All Children Matter. Additionally, the pro-campaign finance reform groups End Citizens United and Every Voice are […]

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Education Week K-12: Supporters and Skeptics of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Nominee for Education Secretary

January 9, 2017

By: Andrew Ujifusa Since President-elect Donald Trump nominated her to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos has attracted a host of support and criticism, which could make her confirmation process quite different from past confirmation hearings for that position. But who’s in her corner, and who’s been throwing punches? The public-relations squabbling about DeVos has […]

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Winston-Salem Journal: Critics call for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr to recuse himself in vote for education secretary, cite campaign donation

January 8, 2017

By: Bertrand M. Gutierrez Two Democratic-leaning organizations said Friday that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., should recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary because she and relatives contributed money to his campaign. DeVos and relatives contributed a combined $43,200 during the 2016 election cycle, according to a […]

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Washington Post: Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation

January 7, 2017

By: Emma Brown Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, is not just a prospective Cabinet member seeking confirmation from the U.S. Senate.  She is also a billionaire Republican donor whose family’s donations have funded the campaigns of many of the senators now tasked with voting on her nomination, including members of the […]

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The Times-Picayune: Bill Cassidy: no plans to step away from DeVos’ Senate hearings

January 6, 2017

By: Richard Rainey Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he would not step aside during the confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary. That’s despite Cassidy receiving $70,200 in campaign contributions from DeVos and her relatives in 2014. “When people donate to my campaign they sign up for my agenda, I don’t […]

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The Progressive Pulse: Campaign finance reformers demand Burr recuse himself from considering Trump Ed Secretary nominee over $43K in contributions

January 6, 2017

By: Rob Schofield Two national advocacy groups dedicated to combating big money corruption in politics are calling on Senator Richard Burr to recuse himself from considering Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary. And from the sounds of the following release distributed by the groups (End Citizens United and Every Voice) they’ve got a heck […]

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End Citizens United and Every Voice to Senators That Received DeVos Contributions – Recuse Yourselves

January 6, 2017

For Immediate Release Friday, January 6, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United and Every Voice members around the country demand recusal of Committee Members who have personally benefited from DeVos donations DeVos, a zealous opponent of campaign finance safeguards, represents the worst of a rigged Washington system   Today, money-in-politics reform groups End […]

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Politico: GOP, TRUMP HATCH BORDER WALL PLAN – Today: Dems raise a ruckus on House floor – RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL LIKELY NEXT WEEK – Cold feet? GOP angst over Obamacare repeal – O’ROURKE ‘VERY LIKELY’ TO TAKE ON CRUZ

January 6, 2017

By: Heather Caygle JAM JAM JAM— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has teed up a disastrous schedule for Democrats next week, jamming the chamber’s major events into one day and likely hampering a long-time Democratic strategy to attack Trump’s cabinet nominees and slow down the confirmation process. McConnell has scheduled “six Cabinet-level confirmations hearings for […]

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New End Citizens United Initiative to “Hold Trump Accountable” on Campaign Finance Reform

December 15, 2016

Efforts include paid and earned media as well as grassroots organizing to hold Trump accountable on campaign finance reform End Citizens United (ECU) today launched the “Hold Trump Accountable” project to hold the President-elect accountable on campaign finance reform, and to expose his hypocrisy and broken promises. The first major initiative of ECU’s new Advocacy […]

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With Nomination of Rex Tillerson, Trump Doubles Down on the Swamp

December 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Appointment would further empower billionaires and corporate special interests that have rigged the system Tillerson’s Exxon Mobil has stacked the deck to protect tax breaks for Big Oil, to block efforts to fight climate change, and to keep its political spending secret   End […]

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