Budget hearing puts Hagel back in congressional hot seat
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, testifies on Capitol Hill Thursday before the House Armed Services Committee hearing. At right is Defense Undersecretary, Comptroller Robert F. Hale.
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Among the many jobs assigned to the U.S. secretary of defense is that of salesman: trying to persuade Capitol Hill lawmakers to buy into administration policy proposals.
Chuck Hagel ran into some skeptical customers Thursday when he testified about President Barack Obama's budget plan before the House Armed Services Committee.
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