WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after leading a letter signed by 15 members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in support of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary:
"Too many children in America are locked into failing schools because they live in the wrong zip code. Betsy DeVos is the person to change that. She will end the status quo and return power to parents where it belongs, so that they can make the best decisions for their kids. I'm proud to support Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because she understands that education is the greatest equalizer in our society. Every child, regardless of what zip code they live in, deserves access to the highest quality education available."
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