Dems Say GOP Too Extreme In Blocking Hagel Vote

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 6:15 PM EST) -- After Republicans blocked a planned vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin said Friday that Hagel would get a vote and that Republicans' demands for records and financial disclosures were unprecedented.

Levin, D-Mich., sent a letter to the new top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla, saying Hagel had already provided all the financial information required under the committee’s rules. Inhofe was one of 25 Republican senators who co-signed a Wednesday letter...
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