Feb 7, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, was approved by the slimmest of margins, thanks to Vice President Mike Pence. His vote broke the 50-50 tie — marking the first time a VP has had to cast the tiebreaker on a Cabinet nominee.

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