Veep: The Tipline for 31 March 2022

Former California attorney general Kamala Harris may know her way around an antitrust case, but vice presidents traditionally play little – if any – role in setting US competition policy. That was not the case on Wednesday when she cast the tie-breaking vote on a rare parliamentary manoeuvre required to advance the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to the full Senate. Harris has already cast 16 tie-breaking votes, which is the fifth-highest of all time and more than any VP since Schuyler Colfax of the Ulysses S Grant Administration.

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