Trump Cabinet Choices & Hopefuls
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Trump selected Billionaire Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. A woman who never attended public school and married into wealth, was chosen to oversee public education. In Michigan, DeVos supported a voucher initiative which would have let parents steer tax dollars to private schools instead of public ones.
Chao was labor secretaty under George W. Bush. and is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Health and Human Services Secretary : Tom Price
The secretary will help Mr. Trump achieve one of his central campaign promises: to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Tom Price is six-term Republican congressman from Georgia and orthopedic surgeon who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Price has said the law interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions.
Trump’s selection is Wilbur Ross, an investor whose fortune is estimated by Forbes to be $2.9 billion. Mr. Ross has said the United States must free itself from the “bondage” of “bad trade agreements,” and has advocated threats to impose steep tariffs on China. (source: nytimes)
Interested to learn more about Trump appointments? Check out the NYTimes list that is continually updated here.