(KCEN) -- The President's new nominees for head of the CIA and the Secretary of Defense are causing some controversy on Capitol Hill.
Confirmation hearings from the Pentagon and CIA could stir up a big fight from lawmakers.
There's been questioning going on over whether CIA nominee John Brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics.
And when it comes to Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, the House is concerned he's too soft on Iran and too tough on our ally Israel.
Texas Senator John Cornyn said, "He has had a record of distinguished service, but he is profoundly wrong on a number of the most important national security issues that face our country today."
But former Secretary of State Colin Powell is endorsing Hagel, calling him an independent and bold leader who thinks outside the box.