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Growing up in Astoria, Oregon, Ann Samuelson remembers her father as a man who worked hard. By day, Stan Grimberg built up his union plumbing business. By night, he took his gillnetting boat out on the Columbia River, earning enough to buy her a horse and provide the family with a good life.
Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American political history. She's been speaker of the House not once, but twice. And President George W. Bush's nickname for her was "3" because of her place in line for the presidency.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she knew about the alarming levels of attempted suicide among transgender young people and the harmful effects of bullying and harassment in schools towards transgender students. That knowledge however didn’t stop her department from rolling back nationwide guidance meant to protect transgender students.
Education Secretary and woman-of-the-people Betsy Devos appeared before the House Education and Labor Committee this week to testify about her widely-criticized moves to reverse course on Obama-era affirmative action and trans-inclusive guidelines.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that she was aware of research showing how harmful her anti-transgender guidance two years ago was.
DeVos appeared before the civil rights subcommittee of the House Education Committee.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will be in Astoria on Tuesday for a town hall.
Bonamici’s visit will be in Columbia Hall Room 219 on Clatsop Community College’s main campus, 1651 Lexington Ave. in Astoria.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has admitted that she knew her departments actions against transgender students could directly impact their mental health and wellbeing.
Appearing before the House Education and Labor Committee, the usually evasive and opaque DeVos was pressed to directly answer a question from Civil Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oreg.).
Education Secretary Betsy Devos told lawmakers that she knew the harms of rolling back the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students before she rescinded them.
Testifying Wednesday before the House Education and Labor Committee Betsy DeVos said she knew one of her very first acts as Secretary of Education could greatly harm transgender students, but she did it anyway.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos admitted Wednesday that she was aware of the the hardships faced by transgender students when she rolled back Obama-era guidelines meant to protect their rights.