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Eugene

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Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:21 PM Dec 5

Vice President Harris breaks nearly 200-year-old record for Senate tiebreaker votes, casts her 32nd [View all]

Source: Associated Press

Vice President Harris breaks nearly 200-year-old record for Senate tiebreaker votes, casts her 32nd

BY CHRIS MEGERIAN AND LISA MASCARO
Updated 1:37 PM EST, December 5, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke a nearly 200-year-old record for casting the most tiebreaking votes in the Senate when she voted Tuesday to confirm a new federal judge in Washington, D.C.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, called Harris’ 32nd tiebreaking vote a “great milestone.”

The previous recordholder was John C. Calhoun, who cast 31 tiebreaking votes during his eight years as vice president, from 1825 to 1832. Harris, a Democrat, tied Calhoun’s record in July.

Schumer presented Harris with a golden gavel after Tuesday’s vote. Harris, who beamed as she made history from the Senate dais, said she was “truly honored.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/kamala-harris-senate-tiebreaker-vote-39a1a63fccbaec363262abad2f644562

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