By Jeremy Herb - 02/13/13 12:02 AM EST
The party-line vote sends Hagel’s (R-Neb.) nomination to the floor for a vote by the entire Senate this week.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Hagel had failed to disclose funding sources that he has received, and that the committee had no way to know “if he received compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups.”
Cruz also said that if Hagel is confirmed, he believed “it will make military conflict in the next four years substantially more likely.”
Read more on The Hill's DEFCON blog.