Kamala Harris equals this US Senate record that dates back 101 years
On the Senate floor, majority leader Chuck Schumer praised Kamala Harris on her success.
As vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris tied a record by voting to break ties. She tied the 101-year-old record established by Senator John C. Calhoun, who served as the Democratic-Republican vice president to John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson from 1825 to 1832, by supporting the nomination of Indian-origin Kalpana Kotagal to be a member of a government agency. In accordance with the US Constitution, the vice president preside over the Senate and breaks ties when the house is tied following a vote.
In reference to Kamala Harris’s success, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “I want to underscore that this is a historic moment for the United States Senate. Vice President Harris has cast the deciding vote on some of the most important legislation of our time, including the American Rescue Plan, the Inflation Reduction Act, and numerous federal judges who currently preside and offer diversity on the federal bench. She performed her job to the highest standard.
As the first woman of color to serve as vice president in 2020, Kamala Harris created history.
For what did Kamala Harris vote?
Kamala Harris voted in favor of Kotagal’s nomination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is in charge of upholding federal laws that prohibit discrimination against job applicants on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Kamala Harris brought her tally of tie-breaking votes to 31, breaking the 50-50 deadlock in the senate.
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