Hagel, Chuck

Hagel, Chuck

(Charles Timothy Hagel), 1946–, U.S. politician and government official, b. North Platte, Nebr. He served (1967–68) in the infantry in the Vietnam War, receiving several decorations. After returning home and graduating (1971) from the Univ. of Nebraska, he began a business career, cofounding a cellular phone company, heading an investment banking firm, and participating in other ventures. A Republican, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and served two terms. He voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq but came to regard that war as a dangerous mistake. Subsequently, he was chairman of a Washington think-tank and a professor at Georgetown Univ.'s foreign service school. In 2013, President Obama appointed him to succeed Leon PanettaPanetta, Leon Edward,
1938–, U.S. politician and government official, b. Monterey, Calif., grad. Univ. of Santa Clara, Calif. (B.A., 1960), Santa Clara Law School (1963).
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 as secretary of defense, but he was ultimately forced out of the post and left the office in 2015.
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Hagel, Chuck [NE] "Climate Change Technology Deployment and Infrastructure Credit Act of 2005" A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out activities that promote the adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse gas intensity and to provide credit-based financial assistance and investment protection for projects that employ advanced climate technologies or systems, to provide for the establishment of a national greenhouse gas registry, and for other purposes.