HAPPENING NOW: Senate Democrats host a 24-hour marathon to stop Betsy DeVos.
With confirmation fast approaching, Democrats need to pick up one more vote against DeVos.
At noon on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the U.S. Senate will vote on President Donald Trump’s secretary of Education nominee.
This is normal. What’s happening in the 24 hours leading up to the vote, on the other hand, is not normal at all.
In an effort to win over one of their Republican colleagues, Senate Democrats are pulling an all-night filibuster as they take turns making the case against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education. For 24 hours, Democrats plan to hold the floor in the run-up to a vote that may very well determine the future of America’s public education system.