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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:16 PM

Senate Panel Sets Tuesday Vote On Hagel Nomination

Source: REUTERS

WASHINGTON | Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:36pm EST
(Reuters) - A Senate panel plans to vote on Tuesday afternoon on the bitterly contested nomination of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, the committee said on Monday.

Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which must approve Hagel's nomination as Pentagon chief before a vote by the full Senate, intends to ask the committee to vote in an open meeting at 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT).

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Levin intends to have the committee vote on Hagel's nomination after its members discuss it.

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The Democrats have 14 votes on the armed services panel, to 12 for the Republicans, and Hagel needs only a simple majority to be cleared by the committee for a vote by the full senate, where the Democratic caucus outnumbers Republicans, 55-45.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-obama-nominations-hagel-idUSBRE91A0RG20130211

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. ANd Wednesday or Thursday

on teh senate floor according to Reid (Twitter)

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:28 PM

2. More from AP:

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Levin's opposition to Republican calls for more of Hagel's personal finances and his intent to hold a vote got a strong endorsement from the panel's former top Republican Sen. John McCain.

The Arizona lawmaker said in a statement on Monday that Hagel had fulfilled the panel's rigorous requirements on information and a vote should occur. McCain said he still had concerns about Hagel's national security positions and declined to say how he would vote.

"I believe it is appropriate for the Armed Services Committee to vote on Senator Hagel's nomination and determine whether to move this nomination to the Senate floor where members can debate and express their own judgments on Senator Hagel," said McCain, who also rejected any GOP protest of the vote.

"I will not participate in any walkout of tomorrow's committee vote an action that would be disrespectful to Chairman Levin and at odds with the best traditions of the Senate Armed Services Committee," McCain said.

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/senate-panel-vote-hagel-nomination

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:55 PM

3. They're just trying to make Lindsay Graham cry.

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