Politico: Congress reaches deal on Covid relief, major higher education changes
Congressional leaders on Sunday night announced a nearly $900 billion deal on a coronavirus economic rescue package that includes tens of billions for education. But lawmakers are still sprinting to finalize the agreement and release the text of the legislation, which top Democrats and Republicans both said should be approved swiftly.
Accountable.US, the progressive government watchdog group, is calling on DeVos to retract comments she made last week to career Education Department staff in a meeting to discuss the upcoming transition to the Biden administration.
The group asks DeVos in a letter today “to publicly commit to ceasing any activity between now and Inauguration Day that would obstruct President-elect Biden’s administration from implementing its agenda of prioritizing students, families and public education over corporations and special interests.”