“If we were in the minority we could live with them,” Udall said on the floor Wednesday. “We’re not trying to ram something through that we aren’t willing the live with.”

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Earlier Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE (R-Ky.) asked Democrats to consider if they would be OK with the changes they've proposed if they were no longer in the majority.

Merkley and Udall assured him they would be fine with the changes.

“The minority leader today said the test should be whether a proposal would work if you were placed in the minority and I can tell you that Sen. Udall and I have both expressed that we support that measure,” Merkley said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTo end sugar subsidies, conservatives can't launch a frontal attack House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations MORE (D-Nev.) has confirmed that he plans to try and change the Senate rules at the beginning of the next Congress. 

Republicans have argued that it's a "power grab" by Democrats. Democrats have said the rules must change because Republicans have abused the filibuster and "paralyzed" the Senate.