Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos wins Senate confirmation vote

Posted on:08 Feb 2017 11:12:55
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos wins Senate confirmation vote
08 February 2017 Current Affairs: In United States, Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos by the slenderest possible margin.

US Vice-President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to secure her cabinet role, splitting the chamber 50-50.

It was the first time ever that a vice-president has interceded in such a way for a cabinet secretary.

Betsy DeVos : Betsy DeVos is the 11th United States Secretary of Education. 

Her background includes experience as a businesswoman, philanthropist and noted political campaign contributor

DeVos is a member of the Republican Party known for her advocacy of school choice, voucher programs, and ties to the Reformed Christian community.

 

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