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Betsy DeVos, then secretary of education, listens at the White House in 2020. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reported earning at least $225 million in outside income during her tenure in the Trump administration, according a report by the watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

For the record: CREW said the full amount in outside earnings from dividends, interest and rents during her time in the post could be "potentially well over $414 million," based on its analysis of three of DeVos' financial disclosures conducted by CREW.

  • "It is impossible to know the exact amount because DeVos’s income is reported in broad ranges, but we do know for a fact that she made nine figures during her four years in office," CREW said in its report, published Monday.
  • "Many assets she reported are simply listed as 'over $5 million' or 'over $1 million."
  • CREW explains it is difficult to ascertain DeVos’ exact income as the figures are reported in broad ranges. Many assets are listed as "over $5 million" or "over $1 million" rather than exact figures.

The big picture: DeVos' family owns the marketing firm Amway and she was the richest member of former President Trump's Cabinet. She pledged to donate her salary to charity during her time in the administration.

  • "She maintained a stake in Neurocore, a brain performance company targeting children, and failed to recuse from matters related to the company despite the potential for conflicts of interest," CREW said.
  • "She pledged that her husband would stop making political donations for the duration of her tenure, but he continued to donate throughout the 2018 and 2020 election cycles."
  • Representatives for Devos did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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The big picture: Officials said Monday that they were planning to resume "expedited removal flights" following an increase in the number of migrants crossing into the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the Washington Post reports.

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The big picture: The federal Government in May said that it is legal for companies to require employees to get vaccinated for coronavirus.

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The United States recorded more than half a million new COVID-19 vaccine shots on Friday, the highest number since July 1, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

Why it matters: The Delta variant is continuing to spread across the United States and it now comprises over 80% of the coronavirus cases in the country, Jean-Pierre said. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that "vaccination is the most important strategy to prevent severe illness and death."