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Vice President Harris votes to confirm Kiran Ahuja to helm OPM, breaking 50-50 Senate deadlock

Harris's vote tipped the scale after lawmakers had split 50-50 in a party line vote on the Biden nominee.

Updated: June 22, 2021 - 9:40pm

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Vice President Kamala Harris served as the tie-breaking vote to confirm Kiran Ahuja to serve as the director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Harris's vote tipped the scale after lawmakers deadlocked 50-50 in a party-line vote on the Biden nominee.

The Senate is currently comprised of 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 2 Independents who caucus with the Democrats, but Democrats control the majority due to the vice president's tie-breaking vote.

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