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The Senate has voted 64-33 to confirm Miguel Cardona to serve as education secretary, who will now charged with the difficult job of navigating how to reopen schools during the Covid crisis.
“At this moment of crisis, Dr. Cardona is exactly the leader we need at the Department of Education,” Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee told The Washington Post. “He has the experience, principles and perspective that we need in this critical role.”
This week, the Senate will confirm:
Dr. Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary
Governor Gina Raimondo as Commerce Secretary
Dr. Cecilia Rouse as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
All three are exceptionally well-qualified.
Democrats are gearing up for a new battle over voting rights, but this time, with the backing of the White House. In a statement issued Monday, the Biden Administration threw its weight behind the For the People Act, which would make Election Day a federal holiday, give more power to the Justice Department to reinforce voting rights, and increase vote by mail opportunities.
“In the wake of an unprecedented assault on our democracy, a never before seen effort to ignore, undermine, and undo the will of the people, and a newly aggressive attack on voting rights taking place right now all across the country, this landmark legislation is urgently needed to protect the right to vote and the integrity of our elections, and to repair and strengthen American democracy,” President Joe Biden’s Office of Management and Budget said in a statement.
Despicable, discriminatory, anti-democratic proposals are on the move in Republican state legislatures
Make no mistake: They must be opposed by every American who cherishes our democracy
This Senate is working to pass the #ForThePeople Act to renew democracy and our elections