Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., left, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confer as they leave a GOP caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Senate Republicans on stall

 

              Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., left, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confer as they leave a GOP caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Senate Republicans on stall
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., left, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confer as they leave a GOP caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Senate Republicans on stalled the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next secretary of defense when a vote to end debate on Hagel fell short of the 60 yeas required to break the Republican filibuster, leaving Hagel’s nomination in limbo as Congress leaves for recess. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)