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Meet the Press - Season 70

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With the narrowest margin of a 50-50 tie, Vice President Pence breaks tie. Betsy DeVos has just been confirmed as Education Secretary. Two Republicans joined the Democrats to block her nomination unsuccessfully. Pence’s vote was the first time a vice president has used his vote to break a tie on a cabinet nomination.

 

Democrats cited her lack of public school experience and financial interests in organizations pushing charter schools. DeVos has said she would divest herself from those organizations.

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