114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S23-2013
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The Nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense

Vote# S23-2013

Vote Result on 2013-02-26
YES
71 to 27

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HERITAGE ACTION POSITION: NO

Vote Description

The motion ended debate to ultimately confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the United States Secretary of Defense.

Heritage Action Position

Although the president has the constitutional authority to nominate Hagel, he does so only with the “Advice and Consent of the Senate.”With the multitude of challenges facing America, both in terms of evolving threats and domestic budgetary challenges, the need for competency is paramount. Unfortunately, Hagel’s confirmation hearing raised serious questions surrounding his ability to lead America’s armed forces.As Heritage explained, Hagel “repeatedly fumbled his responses on important Middle East security questions at his confirmation hearing.” On Iran, he “not only misstated his own position but also apparently fail[ed] to grasp the Administration’s stand on such an important issue.”Throughout Hagel’s confirmation hearing, an alarming pattern of incoherent, imprecise, and inaccurate answers developed. On questions ranging from the budget to nuclear weapons, Hagel displayed a quiet incompetence that makes him unfit to lead America’s armed forces, which must be capable of proactively protecting the nation and its citizens.


STATE NAME PARTY SCORE
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 100%
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 100%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 100%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 100%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 91%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 91%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 91%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 91%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 91%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 91%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 91%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 91%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 82%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 82%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 82%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 82%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 82%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 82%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 80%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 73%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 73%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 73%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 73%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 64%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 64%
SD Sen. John Thune R 64%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 64%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 60%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 55%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 55%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 55%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 55%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 55%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 45%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 45%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 45%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 45%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 36%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 27%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 27%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 18%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 18%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 18%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 18%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 9%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 9%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 9%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 9%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 9%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 9%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 0%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 0%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 0%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 0%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 0%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 0%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 0%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 0%
ME Sen. Angus King I 0%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 0%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 0%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 0%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 0%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 0%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 0%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 0%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 0%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 0%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 0%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 0%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 0%
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