Senate Panel Deadlocks Over Biden Education Civil Rights Pick

Aug. 3, 2021, 6:01 PM

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee deadlocks 11-11 on a vote to advance the nomination of Catherine Lhamon to be the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Education Department.

  • The split vote means Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) could move to discharge the nomination from the committee, which takes a simple majority on the Senate floor
  • Lhamon held same role in Obama administration; became face of government efforts to respond to sexual harassment and assault on college campuses
  • Her nomination hit a snag after some vocal GOP opposition, with the same committee postponing action on her ...

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