Pence Casts Historic Tie-Breaker to Confirm DeVos for Education

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Vice President Mike Pence made history Tuesday by breaking a tie in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

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The nail-biter is the unexpected first test of Democrats’ ability to thwart President Donald Trump’s agenda, gathering momentum after two Senate Republicans said they wouldn’t support DeVos, a longtime GOP donor. The prospect of a 50-50 tie could make Pence the first vice president in U.S. history to cast a tie-breaking vote on a Cabinet post. …

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