Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos Confirmation

On February 7, 2017, the Senate voted on President Trump’s nomination of Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education.

The Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote (Roll Call Vote No. 54, 1st Session, 115th Congress). Democrats – 0 yes, 46 no, 0 not voting; Republicans – 50 yes, 2 no, 0 not voting; Independents – 0 yes, 2 no, 0 not voting.

HRC opposed the nomination.