July 28, 2020

Democratic lawmakers probing whether CDC guidelines on reopening schools were influenced by political pressure

U.S. lawmakers are probing whether newly released guidelines on reopening schools issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were subject to political pressure from President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos or other administration officials.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) have sent a letter to DeVos and CDC director Robert Redfield requesting all correspondence between their agencies and the White House that involves the guidance on school reopening during the covid-19 pandemic. Levin is the vice chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and Warren is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.


Read the full article on the Washington Post website here. 

By:  Valerie Strauss
Source: The Washington Post