Senate votes to clear way for likely confirmation of Hagel
Posted : Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:23AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for the likely confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense.
The final confirmation vote was likely later on Tuesday.
More than 15 Republicans voted with Democrats to end a delay that some Republicans had staged.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan; editing by Christopher Wilson)
(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013. Check for restrictions at: http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp