Why Kamala Just Received The Golden Gavel

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – This week, Vice President Kamala Harris received a golden gavel for having reached a record-breaking amount of tie-breaking Senate votes.

On Tuesday, Harris made this achievement after voting in support of the confirmation of Loren AliKhan in the U.S. District Court.

A spokesperson for the White House has argued that Harris with her votes has allowed the Biden-Harris agenda to move forward over the three years of the Biden administration. They added that the tie-breaking votes have helped lower the costs for American people, have created good-paying jobs, and have allowed many small businesses across the country to receive economic relief.

The record was previously held by John C. Calhoun who had acted as vice President from 1825 to 1832.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was the one to give Harris the golden gavel in commemoration of her achievement.

Schumer argued that Vice President Harris’ record was not just about numbers but rather it was about everything she had made possible.

In July, Harris had cast her 31st vote in July, which had tied her with Calhoun. At the time the vote allowed for Kalpana Kotagal’s nomination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to move forward.

The Vice President is defined in the U.S. Constitution as the president of the Senate, however, they are only granted a vote in cases where there is a tie.  In the entirety of U.S. history, there have been a total of 300 tie-breaking votes by the U.S. vice president.

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