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When was the last time a Vice President chose to let a tied Senate vote fail, without using their negative casting vote?

The last time this happened was in the early morning of February 5th, 2021 - Kamala Harris was presiding over the Senate and had, in fact, just used her casting vote to pass Chuck Schumer's amendment ...
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Why would a Vice President cast a negative vote?

As I was unsatisfied with the answers already given, I decided to explore the data that is readily available from the Senate website. From the Senate votes website, it is possible to get an xml ...
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Why would a Vice President cast a negative vote?

The Vice President used to be the person who placed 2nd in the Presidential race which makes it likely that they where not in the same party as the president. That was changed with the 12th amendment ...
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Why would a Vice President cast a negative vote?

Mostly (if anything), just to set a record. As a way of making the failing of the motion more "official", or to show the White House's opposition to it. Technically, the issue is always the ...
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