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Correspondent Steve Centanni joins us now he is live in Washington so.
What happens this morning -- -- Well Martha -- senate majority leader Harry Reid will hold a test vote on the nomination of Richard -- -- to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Now if the senate votes to move forward with debate on court Gray's nomination.
That might indicate some measure of progress in the wake of that three and a half hour late night meeting.
Of nearly the entire senate last night -- came out of that meeting with only this Tuesday.
No brakes when I'm going stepping.
We've had a very good conversation the conversation -- can -- the -- -- scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Our reads threatening to change the rules of the senate to allow presidential appointees to be confirmed on a simple majority vote eliminating possibility of a filibuster -- Says he what are the Republicans saying about last night's mayday.
Well some say it was good for the senate to get together and -- you even if they didn't reach any major agreement because.
That kind of open dialogue happens all too seldom these days.
-- really fallen into a pattern where Republicans spent way too much time -- just Republicans and Democrats spend way to much time was just Democrats.
And nobody against perceived.
The solutions that you could fine if you're really looking for solutions rather than looking for differences.
And others say changing the rules for presidential appointees is not really the central issue this.
The filibuster rule.
Whom -- just one.
Aspect of things we vote on.
Is not a solution.
To what's wrong with the senate what's wrong with the senate is.
That we don't have the political will to make tough decisions.
-- the senate convenes at this hour and that test vote on whether to move ahead of the -- -- nomination comes at 11 AM Martha.
Steve thank you -- this so called nuclear option.
Was designed to work around the Senate's sixty vote.
Cloture rule which is -- and I even part of the constitution.
The cloture rule was adopted in 1917 by senate and eyes with president Woodrow Wilson who -- to congress to pass bills more swiftly.
Six amendments to the rule have been adopted since then.
Amending senate rules normally requires a vote of two thirds of the senators -- present and voting or 67 votes to get that done.
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