Mitch McConnell Wednesday promised a "through and timely" consideration of President-elect Trump's cabinet nominees. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday promised a “through and timely” consideration of President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees and praised his secretary of education pick, Betsy DeVos, as someone who can implement the recently signed education reform law.

“I fully support President-elect Trump’s intention to nominate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary,” McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “Betsy has a proven track record of important work to improve the lives of children across the country. She is an outstanding choice to implement the recently passed bipartisan K-12 education reforms that were signed into law and ensure that children, and not politics, remain the focus of education policies during the incoming administration.”

DeVos is a school choice advocate and longtime Republican.

The Senate must confirm Trump’s cabinet picks, which require 51 votes. Republicans are expected to control the majority with 52 votes.

Trump wins Michigan more than two weeks after Election Day

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Two weeks after Election Day, Donald Trump has won Michigan, the Detroit Free Press declared Wednesday night.

The Michigan secretary of state on Wednesday posted certified from the contest that was too close to call since people voted Nov. 8, and showed President-elect Trump ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes. That was less than his 13,107 vote lead that was initially recorded.

With this victory in Michigan, which will be officially certified by the state’s board of Canvassers on Nov. 28, Trump has 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232.

Michigan was the final undecided state remaining following the Nov. 8 election.

11/23/16 9:05 PM

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