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

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“Enough is enough,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharCongress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight 2020 Democrats vote against Schumer deal 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 Jane PowerObama's UN ambassador pans Trump's 'miserably racist' comments on immigrants Former UN ambassador: Most of Trump’s crises are of his own making President Trump's incredible friendship with Israel is one to applaud MORE to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations. Power is a much less controversial nominee, and will likely to be confirmed.