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Cole Praises Nomination of Betsy DeVos and Chairman Tom Price for Cabinet Positions

November 29, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President-Elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and Congressman Tom Price (GA-06) as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, I want to congratulate President-Elect Trump on selecting two excellent choices for his cabinet. These two outstanding leaders are well-versed in their fields, and will bring much needed change for our education and healthcare systems,” said Cole.
“Having been friends with Betsy DeVos for years, I know she believes strongly in the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children with minimal interference from the government. Like me, she is an advocate of charter schools, vouchers, opportunity scholarships and homeschooling. Her steady leadership and depth of knowledge will be fundamental in improving our nation’s education system,” continued Cole.
“My colleague, Chairman Tom Price, is uniquely qualified to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. He has been a central part of our leadership in Congress, and will excel in leading our nation’s healthcare reform. As an expert in medicine and health, I am confident in his ability to lead this agency, and to finally repeal and replace Obamacare.
“I know that these two candidates will be exceptional public servants, and I am looking forward to witnessing the great work that they will do to help improve the lives of all Americans,” concluded Cole.