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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.