Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Praises Signing of Bills Encouraging Women to Join STEM Professions

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Praises Signing of Bills Encouraging Women to Join STEM Professions

February 28, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after joining President Trump for the signing of the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act:

I was honored to join President Trump as he signed these important bills into law. Both bills passed Congress with strong bipartisan support and are a testament to the change we can make when we find common ground.

Women are consistently underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions, and these laws will help to alleviate that gap. By encouraging women to follow a career in STEM, we can help foster innovation, promote entrepreneurism and maintain our country's global competitiveness.