Politics

Here's How Your Senator Voted on Betsy DeVos

On Tuesday, controversial pick for secretary of education Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed after Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in the Senate.

Betsy DeVos

Here is the list of every Senator who voted no.

The list includes two Republicans — Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Ala.) — as well as two Independents —Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Sen. Angus King (Maine). Via Politico:

  • Tammy Baldwin
  • Michael Bennet
  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Cory Booker
  • Sherrod Brown
  • Maria Cantwell
  • Benjamin Cardin
  • Thomas Carper
  • Bob Casey
  • Susan Collins
  • Chris Coons
  • Joe Donnelly
  • Tammy Duckworth
  • Richard Durbin
  • Dianne Feinstein
  • Al Franken
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Kamala Harris
  • Maggie Hassan
  • Martin Heinrich
  • Heidi Heitkamp
  • Mazie Hirono
  • Tim Kaine
  • Angus King
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Patrick Leahy
  • Joe Manchin
  • Edward Markey
  • Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Claire McCaskill
  • Robert Menendez
  • Jeff Merkley
  • Lisa Murkowski
  • Christopher Murphy
  • Patty Murray
  • Bill Nelson
  • Gary Peters
  • Jack Reed
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Brian Schatz
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Jeanne Shaheen
  • Debbie Stabenow
  • Jon Tester
  • Tom Udall
  • Chris Van Hollen
  • Mark Warner
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Ron Wyden

Here is a list of everyone who voted yes. No Democrats voted in favor.

  • Lamar Alexander
  • John Barrasso
  • Roy Blunt
  • John Boozman
  • Richard Burr
  • Shelley Moore Capito
  • Bill Cassidy
  • Thad Cochran
  • Bob Corker
  • John Cornyn
  • Tom Cotton
  • Michael Crapo
  • Ted Cruz
  • Steve Daines
  • Michael Enzi
  • Joni Ernst
  • Deb Fischer
  • Jeff Flake
  • Cory Gardner
  • Lindsey Graham
  • Charles Grassley
  • Orrin Hatch
  • Dean Heller
  • John Hoeven
  • James Inhofe
  • Johnny Isakson
  • Ron Johnson
  • John Kennedy
  • James Lankford
  • Mike Lee
  • John McCain
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Jerry Moran
  • Rand Paul
  • Mike Pence
  • David Perdue
  • Rob Portman
  • Jim Risch
  • Pat Roberts
  • Michael Rounds
  • Marco Rubio
  • Ben Sasse
  • Tim Scott
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Richard Shelby
  • Dan Sullivan
  • John Thune
  • Thom Tillis
  • Patrick Toomey
  • Roger Wicker
  • Todd Young

A handful of Senators who voted in favor of DeVos are up for reelection in 2018.

  • Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
  • Roger Wicker (Miss.)
  • Deb Fischer (Neb.)
  • Dean Heller (Nev.)
  • Bob Corker (Tenn.)
  • Ted Cruz (Texas)
  • Orrin Hatch (Utah)
  • John Barrasso (Wyo.)

At a local level, writer Alex Litel pointed out on Twitter, there are many school board elections coming up. "Don't let anyone to tell you to wait until 2018," Litel tweeted. "There are 464 school board elections in 33 states THIS YEAR."

"In 2017, 464 of America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding elections for 1,388 seats," according to Ballotpedia.org. "These elections will take place in 33 states. These districts collectively educated a total of 10,182,508 students during the 2014-2015 school year—20 percent of all K-12 students in the United States."