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GOP Sens. Susan Collins, R-Me., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., though, have said they plan to oppose DeVos - deadlocking the expected vote at 50-50.
Murkowski and Collins's announcement led some to believe that DeVos, who is incredibly and completely unqualified to hold this position, was vulnerable.
"I'm going to be called on ... for the first time in American history as vice president to cast the deciding tie-breaking vote for a cabinet nominee", Pence predicted on "Fox News Sunday."
He said Democrats can vote against a nominee but they shouldn't "slow walk" the confirmation process.
"We want to show people that ― people aren't smiling, we don't think this is really amusing, it's a dark, sad time for us if Congress thinks this woman is qualified", said Marla Kilfoyle, a teacher on Long Island who also serves at the executive director of the association.
Their endorsements were given despite phone calls from thousands of Kansans urging the Senators to break party lines and vote against the wealthy Republican donor.
DeVos, who graduated from the private liberal arts school, Calvin College, has never held public office, and has no experience with public schools or the trillion-dollar federal student loan program.
"In conversations with her, we just have a different view for what is best for our children and a very different view on what's been happening in public education". "This nomination is dead even right now - on the razor's edge".
DeVos, a MI billionaire, has been a major backer of charter schools and taxpayer-funded voucher schools in her home state and throughout the country.
Republican leaders, such as Sen.
Man punches bishop in the face
Bishop Manuel Cruz leads prayers on Saturday afternoon inside Newark's Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cruz addressed the congregation Sunday and told parishioners he was doing well.
She added that thousands of MI residents of all stripes had emailed, called her office and approached her in public to urge her not to support DeVos.
A confirmation hearing is scheduled for the week of Monday, February 6 for President Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos.
"Since the Secretary of Education is charged with enforcing non-discrimination laws, LGBTQ advocates, including the CCAR, are concerned", they wrote.
"DeVos is a billionaire who spent her career and fortune rigging the system". A filibuster attempt was already defeated early Friday morning when the Senate voted 52-48 to move forward with DeVos' final vote.
In 2014, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) opted to change the Senate rules to require only 51 vote to end debate for a confirmation.
'Amour' actress Emmanuelle Riva dies at 89
Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, has died . Riva was born on February 24, 1927 in rural France and made her way to Paris at 19 to the dismay of her working-class family.
Britain has long opposed the policy of settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, believing it to be a barrier to peace. Our correspondent said that the Palestinian land owners could take their case to the Supreme Court as early as Tuesday.
Donald Trump said on Saturday that his new executive orders regarding Muslims and immigrants are "working out very nicely". However, a federal law enforcement official said, "It's unclear at this point what the threshold of national interest is".
As Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times has pointed out , players earn $32,000 for participating in the game . The NFL will head into its all-star festivities over the weekend, which will culminate with the Pro Bowl.
These higher costs are feeding through to higher selling prices, which will inevitably put upward pressure on consumer prices. A PMI reading above 50 indicates an expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below that points to a contraction.
Meanwhile, Gaga recently offered an insight into her Super Bowl performance, revealing the show will "span her career so far". And before she takes center stage at Sunday's big game, Gaga got a little candid in a radio interview.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had last week informed the Supreme Court that the Centre would withdraw its earlier notification. The bench said, "Tell your government that law and order is primacy in civilized society and we can't tolerate such incidents".
Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 4.6% in the second quarter. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -3.2%.
Lampard, who won 106 caps for his country, left New York City FC in November after his contract expired with Manchester City. He netted the goals in a win at Bolton which in 2005 secured the club's first championship title in 50 years.
An aerial view of the prison showed about two dozen men standing in three groups on an open space of prison's sprawling campus. There was an assault at the same prison last week, on Saturday, an inmate squirted an unknown liquid at a correction officer.
Suspect taken into custody for Karina Vetrano's murder
Vetrano's parents spoke out Thursday, trying to renew momentum in the case on the six-month anniversary of the murder. Investigators believe Lewis grabbed Vetrano while she jogged at the park, the television station reports.
LION KINGS: Cameroon Overpower Egypt To Claim Fifth AFCON Title
This set up an exciting finish as Cameroon continued to pressurise the Egyptians and looked the more likely to find a victor . Cameroon ended their 15-year wait to lift the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Egypt 2-1 in Sunday night's final in Gabon.
Comcast Xfinity App Launches on Roku Players and TVs
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Iran tests medium-range ballistic missile
The US warned on Tuesday that the test, reportedly of a medium-range ballistic missile , was "absolutely unacceptable". The official had no other details, including the type of missile.
Snapchat files plans for stock market listing
An average of 158 million people use the Snapchat app on a daily basis, and they create 2.5 billion snaps a day. Last year, Snap posted revenues of $404.5 million but also a hefty net loss of $514.6 million.
Teva Dives To 10-Year Low After 4 Copaxone Patents Invalidated
On average, analysts predict that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited will post $5.12 earnings per share for the current year. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th.
Universities respond to Trump travel ban
BU wouldn't disclose their identities, to protect them from potential backlash, spokesperson Renee Charles said. I strongly support the statement from the Association of American Universities , of which we are a member.