February 13, 2013 04:13 PM

Cloture filed on Hagel nomination

After a conversation with Senator McConnell and Senator Inhofe, it became clear to Senator Reid that Republicans are not willing to enter into an agreement for consideration of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense. In order to move the process along, Senator Reid filed cloture on the nomination. Under the rule, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Friday. Senator Reid suggested on the floor that senators should plan accordingly.