By a vote of 96-3, Ford was easily confirmed. Click to learn who the three dissenting votes were.
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In 1999, Congress repealed the 65 year old Glass-Steagall provisions, which required banks to separate investments and deposits. Critics allege this led to risky investment practices, and subsequently the 2008 financial crisis.
On December 19th, 1998, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 611, referred President Bill Clinton to the Senate for impeachment prosecution on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice
Although confirmed 92-7, Rockefeller did not make an impact as Vice President and subsequently withdrew from President Ford's re-election ticket.