Senate clears the way for confirmation of Hagel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to move forward on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, clearing the way for confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice.
The vote was 71-27 on Tuesday to end the GOP filibuster.
The Senate could vote later Tuesday to confirm Hagel, who has the necessary votes for approval. Hagel would succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is stepping down after four years as CIA director and Pentagon chief.
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