The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to advance Dr. Miguel Cardona’s nomination for Secretary of Education by a vote of 17-5. During his confirmation hearing, Cardona stressed that “we must be able to reduce spread and contain the virus” to reopen school buildings safely. “If we really want to recover, we need to invest now,” he said, noting that President Biden’s COVID-19 package would make it possible to hire more teachers, school counselors, and expand summer programming. The full Senate is expected to confirm Cardona’s nomination before the month is out.
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