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 ...