Amy Klubuchars’ nomination as the new secretary of education has been confirmed by the Senate.
The Senate voted 61-33 for Klobuts’ nomination.
Klobuz’ nomination is likely to be approved in a few days.
In addition to Klobucs confirmation, Republican senators Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham both voted to confirm her.
Democrats opposed the nomination and filibustered the process.
She has been the target of criticism for her ties to the Trump administration.
Klubuz previously served as the White House counsel for the U.S. Department of Education.
She also has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s education policies.
Klubs nomination is one of several nominees that Democrats hope to use to force through some of their legislative priorities.
Democrats also hope to make the appointment of a new secretary in the wake of Trump’s recent executive orders aimed at expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program that was started under President Barack Obama and expanded under President Donald Trump.
The program is currently capped at 800,000 students who have already received protections under the Deflecting the Storm program.
Klabuz is a former Democratic member of the Senate Education Committee.
The Senate has approved five nominations so far this year: Senator Amy Kluster for secretary of homeland security, Senator Tom Cotton for secretary at Homeland Security, Senator Lindsey Graham for secretary for Justice, Senator Cory Booker for secretary under secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Senator Chuck Schumer for secretary as vice president.
Trump’s immigration executive order on Jan. 25 expanded DACA protections to more students, including those with parents or legal guardians who are U.s. citizens and who are in the country illegally.
Kluster, Cotton, and Graham are all Democrats.