Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote
Posted at: 02/14/2013 3:31 PM
By: The Associated Press
Photo: Chuck Hagel
Republicans have, for now, blocked Chuck Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary.
The Senate came up two votes short of the 60 needed to move Hagel's nomination forward as lawmakers prepare to leave town for a week's break.
Democrats hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate.