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Plans to Confirm Nominee Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education is Expected Soon

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Betsy DeVos is recognized nationally as a devoted leader and has more than 35 years of political experience serving for the Republican party. Betsy is presently concentrating on educational choices advancement in the state of Michigan while serving as Chairman for Alliance for School Choice. Last Year, President Donald Trump announced Mrs. DeVos as his nominee to fill the highest-ranking position for our country in education. On February 7th, 2017, CNN News reported the Senators will be voting on her approval and confirmation for nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education. She presents her credentials to stand approved for the seat, including holding Chairman seats for the Republican Party four consecutive times.

Mrs. DeVos also served leadership roles for campaigns, organizations, and political action committees for the Republican Party. She is very much involved in local and national organizations and institutions; including Great Lakes Education Project, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Art Prize. Other organizations she serves as chairman are The Philanthropy Roundtable, University of Maryland’s DeVos Institute for Arts Management, American Federation for Children, American Enterprise Institute, and The Potter’s House School. Betsy DeVos remains active in many communities advocating transformation of the educational system by offering alternatives for parents to educate children in America. Her goal is to create environments nationally for all children to receive a quality and safe education.

Read more: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos

Betsy DeVos received her high school diploma from Christian High and BA degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What some people may not know about her is that she’s a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, advocate, and philanthropist. She is married to Dick DeVos and together the couple are supporters of Christian schools, including the Potter’s House in Grand Rapids. From 2009 to 2011, the DeVos Family donated more than $1 million to the school and an estimated $36 million to Grand Valley State University. Educational institutions, including Trinity Christian College and Zuni Christian Mission School have received $5.9 million in contributions from the family’s foundation.

After today, Betsy DeVos is expected to receive nomination approval for the seat as U.S. Secretary of Education. Although the Democrats and some Republicans will most likely vote against her, she will win the position with the vote of our Vice-President, Mike Pence who will untie the votes on tomorrow. Sources are saying a final confirmation vote from Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions may happen, as well. Mrs. DeVos has supported education in Michigan for thirty plus years with ties to Christian schools and the State’s university. Since 1981, she will become the third woman to be nominated and approved to head the United States Department of Education, if confirmed. Visit her website www.betsydevos.com.

George Soros: Democratic Financial Mogul

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George Soros has become a financial hero for the Democratic Party, bringing in millions of dollars. In 2004, George Soros spent more than $27 million trying to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004. Soros has given more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton and other key Democrats up for election, as well as important causes close to him.

George Soros is an 85-year-old Hungarian, who currently resides in New York and has had a 25-year friendship with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Soros has been a currency trader for many years and has amassed a fortune near $24.9 billion through currency trades. Soros has become more politically engaged because of his concerns of Donald Trump’s political agenda for the country.

Soros political adviser Michael Vachon says Soros has always been a donor to Democratic causes, but the political stakes are exceptionally high. George Soros’ willingness to fully financially endorse Hillary Clinton has been seen by many as potentially empowering other Democratic wealthy donors.

Soros has convinced several liberal donors to give extremely large amounts financially to various campaigns and causes. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer (donated $31 million in 2016), hedge fund manager Don Sussman ($13.2 million) and media leaders Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner who have both given $11.1 million each.

Read more: Wake up, Europe

Last Summer, George Soros has donated more than $7 million to a PAC supporting Hillary Clinton called Priorities USA Action, becoming the largest recipient of his financial contributions. George Soros has also given more than $5 million to Immigrant Voters Win, a PAC working to increase turnout among low-propensity Hispanic voters in several key states.

Soros has also given $5 million to an organization fighting back against conservative efforts attempting to restrict voting. The nonprofit Voting Rights Trust is partly run by former Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias. Soros has given $1.5 million a Democratic based PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates. Soros’ recent spending spree has been compared to his actions in 2004, when he gave money to boost John Kerry’s campaign against Bush.

George Soros responded to Kerry’s failure by launching Democracy Alliance, a club of top liberal donors who steer cash towards long term battles on issues important to Democrats including combating climate change and income inequality. Democrats are excited to see what more George Soros will do during the next election cycle. Soros continues to be a strong financial backer for the Democratic party’s needs.

Read the profile of George Soros in Forbes