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The Hill: Two GOP senators to vote no on Betsy DeVos

February 1, 2017

By: Jordain Carney Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in dramatic back-to-back speeches Wednesday said they would oppose confirming Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. The two became the first Republican senators to break with any of President Trump’s Cabinet picks. The defections set up a potential 51-50 vote in the Senate to confirm […]

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ECU: Senate Should Reject Gorsuch

February 1, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org With 3 million-member network, End Citizens United will launch local and national grassroots efforts in opposition to nominee Appointment could give Court a majority that would support Citizen United and fuel a rigged system that favors the wealthy and special interests   End Citizens […]

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Watchdogs: Betsy DeVos Vote Tainted by Donations to Senators

January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Adam Bozzi, ECU Communications Director, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Grassroots campaign flooded Senate with calls and pressured senators with DeVos donations to recuse themselves   Washington, D.C. – The Senate HELP Committee vote today on Betsy DeVos’ nomination for Education Secretary is tainted by more than $250,000 in campaign contributions […]

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Shreveport Times: Cassidy votes to advance DeVos nomination

January 31, 2017

By: Deborah Barfield Berry Despite calls from some watchdog groups to recuse himself, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s controversial pick for Secretary of Education. “Absolutely I support her,’’ Cassidy, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (H.E.L.P.), said in a recent interview. “She believes in […]

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KTUU: Murkowski votes yes to progress DeVos to Senate vote

January 31, 2017

By: Leroy Polk Despite protests both across the country and in Anchorage, Senator Lisa Murkowski voted to progress Betsy DeVos’ nomination to the next step, before confirmation as Secretary of Education. The number of yes votes to no votes was 12 to 11. Now, the vote will go to the full Senate, before DeVos can be […]

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Politico: Progressives ready all-out assault on Trump’s Supreme Court pick

January 31, 2017

By: Seung Min Kim & Edward-Isaac Dovere Progressive groups will mount a multi-phase effort against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, targeting specific Democratic and GOP senators and preparing a broader assault on Republicans to pressure them against blowing up the filibuster — even as some Senate Democrats pledged Monday to block Trump’s pick. Leaders […]

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ECU Web Video: Hoosiers tell Senator Young to #RecuseYourself

January 30, 2017

For Immediate Release Monday, January 30, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Young took nearly $50,000 from Betsy DeVos and her family to help get elected; now, he’s set to vote on her nomination   Money-in-politics reform group End Citizens United (ECU) today released a new web video targeting Senator Todd Young of Indiana. Young has […]

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Politico: New ad targets Young on DeVos vote

January 30, 2017

By: Heather Cagyle FIRST IN HUDDLE: AD PRESSURES YOUNG ON DeVOS VOTE — A new ad from Democratic group End Citizens United is going up this morning featuring real-life Hoosiers calling on Sen. Todd Young to recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos’ nomination to lead the Education Department. Young is one of several senators […]

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The Hill: Anti-Devos calls jam Senate phone lines

January 26, 2017

By: Lydia Wheeler & Mallory Shelbourne Liberal groups have sought to jam Republican phones lines with protests of President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. Credo Action’s vice president and political director, Murshed Zaheed, said its members made 18,000 calls to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on DeVos, […]

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End Citizens United Praises ‘Democracy for All Amendment’ to Overturn Citizens United

January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Constitutional amendment is introduced in House and Senate End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising the introduction of the ‘Democracy for All’ constitutional amendment designed to overturn Citizens United. “The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has been a […]

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