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Congress rejects much of Betsy DeVos's agenda in spending bill

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been steeped in controversy since she was first nominated for the role in the Trump administration. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post)

Congress dealt a blow to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s school choice agenda in a tentative spending bill released late Wednesday, rejecting her attempt to spend more than $1 billion promoting choice-friendly policies and private school vouchers.

The House on Thursday approved the $1.3 trillion federal spending package, which includes a $3.9 billion boost for the Education Department. It heads to the Senate for a vote.


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