Hagel nomination heads to Senate floor; confirmation vote could come Thursday
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., waits to make a statement in opposition to Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense this afternoon on Capitol Hill.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am
Update: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed paperwork Wednesday to force a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary.
Unless Republicans agree to take up the nomination sooner, the first procedural vote will come Friday. If Hagel passes the 60-vote threshold on that vote, he would receive a final vote Saturday.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am.