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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:13 PM

Senate GOP blocks Hagel nomination 58-40

Senate Republicans in a 58-40 vote Thursday blocked former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-Neb.) nomination as Defense secretary from proceeding to a final up-or-down vote.
Four Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mike Johanns (Neb.) joined 55 Democrats and Independents in supporting the nomination. Sixty votes were needed to cut off debate. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted present.

Republicans said it was too early to clear Hagel’s nomination, but that they would consider allowing an up-or-down vote after the Senate returns to business on Feb. 25.
They blamed Democrats for rushing the vote and the White House for not providing additional information about Hagel’s compensation for paid speeches.



“The bottom line is it’s premature for Sen. Reid to cut off debate today,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). “I have a little personal experience with this — I was nominated and it took 87 days between the time I was nominated and the time I was confirmed.”









Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/army/283279-senate-gop-blocks-hagel-nomination-in-vote#ixzz2KuiF65vB
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octoberlib Feb 2013 OP
DonViejo Feb 2013 #1
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #3
octoberlib Feb 2013 #2
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:20 PM

1. Someone's math is a little fuzzy...

55 Democrats + 4 Republicans = 59, not 58. The vote was 59 to 39, Orrin "Smarmy" Hatch abstained.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:29 PM

3. Reid had to change his vote to a 'no' in order to be able to bring vote to the senate floor again


it's a procedural glitch.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:26 PM

2. Journalists are bad at math. I'm going to fix the title. Thank you! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:29 PM

4. See comment #3.



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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:32 PM

5. The article is correct. The 'final' vote was 58-40 (Reid 'had to' change his vote to no)


Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination for Pentagon in 58-40 vote

Senate Republicans in a 58-40 vote Thursday blocked former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-Neb.) nomination as Defense secretary from proceeding to a final up-or-down vote.

Four Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mike Johanns (Neb.) joined 55 Democrats and Independents in supporting the nomination. Sixty votes were needed to cut off debate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote from yes to no in a procedural move that allows him to bring up the nomination again. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted present, and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) missed the vote.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/army/283279-senate-gop-blocks-hagel-nomination-in-vote#ixzz2KuiF65vB

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

6. Thank you nt

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