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Warren drops opposition to Biden’s higher education nominee

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President Joe Biden’s pick for the No. 3 spot at the Education Department is moving forward in the Senate after Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped her opposition, citing “substantial reforms” to the federal student loan program that she says the administration vowed to make.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer early Wednesday morning filed cloture on the nomination of James Kvaal to be undersecretary of Education, the top official overseeing higher education and student aid. The Senate agreed to take up the procedural vote on his nomination when it returns from recess in mid-September.

Kvaal, a former top Obama education adviser who most recently led The Institute for College Access and Success, won bipartisan support as his nomination cleared the Senate HELP Committee in April on a 19-3 vote. But........

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