Vice President Kamala Harris achieved a tie-breaking vote record in the U.S. Senate, matching the historic record of 31 tie-breaking votes cast by vice presidents.

By Dipak Jaiswal

Her tie-breaking vote was crucial in confirming attorney Kalpana Kotagal for membership on the Commission for Equal Employment Opportunity (CEEO).

Harris's vote played a decisive role in passing key initiatives from President Joe Biden's administration, such as the Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised Harris for her excellent performance in fulfilling her duties as Vice President.

Harris's vote has been instrumental in confirming federal judges, highlighting the Senate's crucial role in the judiciary process.

Despite the technically one-senator advantage held by progressives over Republicans, due to three independent senators, Harris's accomplishment is significant and demonstrates her influence in the Senate.

Achieving this milestone just after the midway point of Biden's four-year administration suggests that Harris is likely to set new milestones with subsequent tie-breaking votes.

Harris's tie-breaking vote record showcases her importance in breaking deadlocks and shaping the legislative agenda of the Senate.