Hagel confirmation vote on hold until after Senate recess
Sen. John McCain campaigns for Deb Fischer before November's election at Werner Aviation at Eppley Airfield. From left is Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, McCain, Sen. Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer.
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel will twist in the wind for at least another week and a half after the Senate fell one vote short Thursday of advancing his nomination as defense secretary.
Senate Republicans said they needed more time to review the nomination, which the Armed Services Committee forwarded to the floor on Tuesday.
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