John King Confirmed as Secretary of Education March 15, 2016 By Shane Vander Hart The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. John B. King, Jr. as Secretary of Education on a 49-40 vote. Here’s the role call vote below, courtesy of Michelle Malkin. I could not watch all of the debate, but I did catch U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) give his floor speech which was well done. I encourage you to take time to watch it.