Vote on Hagel set for Tuesday

The Senate will hold another vote to end debate on former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelThe Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report Billionaires stopping climate change action have a hold on Trump, GOP MORE’s (R-Neb.) confirmation on Tuesday, according to a Senate Democratic leadership aide.

If that cloture vote, which requires 60 votes, is successful, then the Senate will hold a final vote on Hagel either Tuesday or Wednesday, the aide said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.) tried to end debate on Hagel’s nomination two weeks ago, but Senate Republicans blocked his nomination from moving forward by filibustering on a 58-40 vote.

Many Republicans, including Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (R-S.C.), said they would vote for cloture this week following the recess, in order to give their colleagues more time to look at Hagel’s record and get questions answered.

McCain said Sunday that he expected the cloture vote to succeed and that Hagel would get a final vote this week.

“I think it will happen, barring some additional revelation concerning his comments on Israel and all those other really unfortunate things he’s said in the past,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeA third of Congress hasn’t held a town hall — it’s time to take action Anonymous affiliate publishes claimed list of GOP private contact info Wasting America’s nuclear opportunity MORE (R-Okla.), however, has urged Republicans to vote against cloture, arguing that a vote to end debate is the equivalent of voting for Hagel’s confirmation.

So far, three Republicans have said they will support Hagel’s confirmation outright: Sens. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranWhite House requests B for disaster relief GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers Whatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong MORE (R-Miss.), Mike JohannsMike JohannsFarmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World To buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington MORE (R-Neb.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

No Democrat has indicated opposition to Hagel’s confirmation.

The timing of Hagel’s confirmation vote would likely depend on Republicans: Senate rules dictate that 30 hours of post-cloture must pass before a final vote, but that time can be waived if no senator objects.