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February 13, 2013


Senate Schedules Friday Vote on Hagel

"Facing stiff Republican opposition to moving quickly on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of Defense, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a cloture motion this afternoon to cut off debate," Politico reports.

"Sixty votes will be required to cut off debate and then move to an up-or-down vote on the nomination; the vote is scheduled for Friday unless a deal can be reached to hold it earlier."

Said Reid: "This is the first time in the history that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered. What a shame."












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