The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as Donald Trump’s secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.
Lawmakers were split right down the middle to confirm DeVos, which forced Pence to step in.
This was the first time a vice president has had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination, according to the Senate historian.
Democrats pushed hard against DeVos, citing her lack of public school experience and her involvement with charter schools.
Two Republicans voted against DeVos; Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Read more on the confirmation vote here.
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