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By Hannah Van Ree

On Hagel, senators take wait and see attitude

Fischer, Johanns want to question the nominee before committing


Special for the Sun-Telegraph

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense by President Obama on Jan. 7 has lead to some congressional concern and questioning of his stance on relations with Israel.

President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense on Jan. 7 has lead to concern by members of congress and pointed questions lingering to be answered as the process moves forward.

“The work of protecting our nation is never done and we still have much to do. Chuck Hagel is the leader that our troops deserve; he is an American patriot,” Pres. Obama said when announcing Hagel’s nomination.

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), who was just sworn into her seat, is a new member of the U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee and will parti...

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