2017 : Betsy Devos Confirmed As U.S. Secretary of Education

February 7, 2018 all-day

Betsy DeVos official portrait.jpg

Michigan native Betsy Devos is now the U.S. Secretary of Education after being confirmed by the tightest vote for a presidential cabinet nominee in U.S. Senate history — 51 to 50. Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

This was the first time in U.S. history that a Cabinet nominee’s confirmation was decided by the vice president’s tiebreaking vote

As expected, the approval drew commendation from Republicans and school choice groups and condemnation from Democrats and progressives.

Betsy Devos wikipedia entry