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News Brief

  2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

Hagel, Lew Approvals Expected Tuesday


The United States Senate is expected to approve the nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to the post of secretary of defense on Tuesday. The vote was delayed from earlier in the month due to opposition among members of his Republican party because of his statements on Iran and Israel.

The Senate is also expected to approve the appointment of Jake Lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. An observant Jew, Lew has served as White House Chief of Staff.