Hagel Vote Delayed

Senate committee members want more financial records


The Senate Armed Services Committee will not vote this week on whether to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of Defense amid unrelenting pressure from Republicans over his financial disclosures.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and at least two dozen other Republicans signed a letter Wednesday criticizing what they called Hagel's reluctance to fully disclose his financial records. In light of what they said was incomplete information, they called for more time to consider his nomination.