Betsy DeVos donates salary to disability nonprofit - then guts funding for Special Olympics - 2019-03-27
Betsy DeVos was grilled on Capitol Hill this week over her attempts to eliminate federal funding for the Special Olympics — nearly a year after it was reported she donated a portion of her salary to a disability nonprofit.
The US Secretary of Education has drawn controversy for proposing a 2020 budget which includes a $17.6m (£13.3m) cut to the Special Olympics, a programme that allows disabled athletes to train and compete annually in what is the largest event of its kind globally.
The proposed cut would effectively eliminate the entirety of the federal government's funding for the Special Olympics. Ms DeVos is also proposing a 10 per cent cut to the total budget for the Department of Education.