The Senate has agreed to vote Thursday on the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director.
The agreement came less than an hour after the White House announced that Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderJuan Williams: Ethics cloud hangs over Trump Trust Women opposes Sen. Session's nomination Former AG launches redistricting effort to help Dems reclaim power MORE responded to questions raised by Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.) on Wednesday about whether U.S. drone strikes could be used against American citizens on U.S. soil.
Shortly after 2 p.m., Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidFranken emerges as liberal force in hearings GOP eyes new push to break up California court The DC bubble is strangling the DNC MORE (D-Nev.) asked for unanimous consent to hold a vote on a motion to end debate on Brennan's nomination. Without this consent, the vote would happen Saturday at the earliest.
Reid also asked that if the Senate votes to end debate, it also vote right away on Brennan's confirmation. The Senate agreed to Reid's request — the votes will start within the hour, after Sen. Paul speaks for up to 15 minutes.