The Senate has confirmed Miguel Cardona to become secretary of education. Cardona became Connecticut’s youngest school principal at age 28. He’s Puerto Rican and grew up in public housing.
Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 15 to 7 Monday to recommend that Judge Merrick Garland be confirmed as attorney general, setting up a vote by the full Senate.
Senators are debating last-minute changes to a $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill approved by the House and are expected to begin debate as early as mid-week.