HELPing DeVos: Sunday’s Comic


Education Pick Funds Senators Who Will Vote on Confirmation

DeVos’s confirmation must be approved by the HELP (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) committee before it is taken up by the full Senate. Five of the 12 GOP members of that committee — Richard Burr, Lisa Murkowski, Tim Scott, Bill Cassidy and Todd Young — each received more than $40,000 from the DeVos family during the past four years, according to FEC records.

Burr, of North Carolina, received $43,200 from Betsy DeVos and seven of her relatives; all of those donations were made on March 31, 2015, according to campaign finance disclosures. Asked whether Burr believes the money poses a conflict of interest, a spokesman declined to comment.

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