The bureau hasn’t had a leader for seven years.

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“Enough is enough,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGoing national with automatic voter registration Wildfires won't stop at the edge of public land — sustainability policy shouldn't either Klobuchar defends Senate Democrats on Trump nominations MORE (D-Minn.) said on the Senate floor Monday. “I’m very glad we’re moving forward on this nomination. ... They deserve a full-time leader.”

Jones currently serves as the Minnesota U.S. attorney. Democrats have complained that Republicans have opposed a leader of the ATF because of the National Riffle Association's powerful gun-lobby. 

Democrats will need at least six Republicans to join with them to end debate on Jones’s nomination. The cloture vote hasn’t been scheduled yet, but if cloture is invoked there would then be eight hours of debate before a final vote.

Reid also filed cloture on the nomination of Samantha PowerSamantha PowerGlobe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit House Intel chair made requests to unmask Americans: report Seven subpoenas issued in House Russia probe MORE to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations. Power is a much less controversial nominee, and will likely to be confirmed.