DeVos blasted again for proposing cuts to the Special Olympics

Washington (CNN)For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families. Overall, DeVos proposed a 12% decrease in funding for her department for fiscal year 2020. Lawmakers have rejected the Trump administration’s previous efforts, increasing the Education Department budget instead, even when Republicans controlled both the Senate and House. Even though the secretary’s budget has even less of a chance of being adopted this year, it lays out a set of priorities for the administration — and gives advocacy groups plenty to complain about. One proposal that has repeatedly gotten attention from lawmakers is DeVos’ suggestion to …