Defense Secretary

After Fight, Hagel Now U.S. Defense Secretary

02/26/2013

The U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, largely along party lines.

The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm Hagel on Tuesday afternoon, with 54 senators in the Democratic caucus joining four Republicans in voting for him.

Hagel Confirmed As Secretary Of Defense

The U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, largely along party lines.

The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm Hageln on Tuesday afternoon, with 54 senators in the Democratic caucus joining four Republicans in voting for him.

The Democratic-led Senate had sought to confirm President Obama's nominee earlier this month, and the Armed Services Committee approved him in a 14-11 vote on Feb. 12.

Republicans Block Vote On Hagel

02/15/2013

Senate Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.

In a party-line vote Thursday, Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to cut off debate and clear the way for a final vote on Hagel's nomination. The vote was 58-40.

What To Do About Hagel?

Some national Jewish leaders, deeply worried and upset over the nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, are in a quandary about whether or not to publicly speak out against his confirmation.

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