February 14, 2013


Hagel Blocked

Politico reports that Republicans have blocked Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of Defense, voting to prevent his confirmation on a 58-40 roll call vote, with one senator voting "present."

The procedural vote the Senate used required 60 votes. But the nomination will get another vote the week of Feb. 25 and Hagel may have the votes for confirmation by that time.










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