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February 11, 2013 10:54 AM
GOP threatens walkout
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Politico reports:

The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to vote Tuesday on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next secretary of defense.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) has scheduled the vote after committee members have discussed the nomination during a committee meeting set for 2:30 p.m., after a previously scheduled morning session on sequestration.

Levin is “fed up” with Republicans after a boisterous hearing last week with outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Democratic sources told POLITICO, and wants to move Hagel’s nomination out of committee, with only Democratic votes if necessary, and on to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote. Facebook Fark Furl
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