After a long and hard fought battle by Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, Vice President Mike Pence came in on Tuesday for the tiebreak and confirmed Betsy DeVos' nomination for education secretary.

FOX's Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:

The Vice President needed to break a 50-50 split, the first time that's ever happened for a Cabinet nominee:

"The Vice President votes in the affirmative and the nomination is confirmed."

The Democrats mounted an all-nighter, speaking in opposition to DeVos for about 24 straight hours, critical of DeVos's support for private and charter schools.

Two Republicans were no votes setting up that 50-50 split in the Vice President's tie-breaking vote.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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