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.

 
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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