Senate headed for Friday showdown on Hagel nomination
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed paperwork Wednesday to force a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination as the nation’s next defense secretary before the Senate takes a weeklong recess.
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Get ready for an end-of-the-week Senate showdown over Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the nation’s next defense secretary.
Republicans are pushing to delay full Senate consideration of the former GOP senator from Nebraska. Some seek to hold up the nomination to secure more information about last year’s attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Others continue to demand more information about Hagel’s personal finances and past speeches.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am.