Senate Dems say they have the votes to end Wall Street debate

Senate Democrats have the votes necessary to cut off debate Thursday on a sprawling Wall Street overhaul package, a leadership aide said.

The Senate is set to vote at 2:30 p.m. on a cloture motion to end debate on the measure. The Senate voted, 57-42, on Wednesday against ending debate. The motion requires 60 votes to pass.

With an end to debate, the Senate can move to a final vote on the measure in the next few days.

On Wednesday, Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold (Wis.) and Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellDemocrats demand changes to FCC Republican nominee's confirmation Bipartisanship? It's happening to secure America's energy future Senate confirms Trump's nominee for No. 2 Interior post MORE (Wash.) voted against ending debate and urged consideration of additional amendments to the bill. Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan CollinsSusan CollinsOPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over MORE voted to end debate. 

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) was absent Wednesday, and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states THE MEMO: Trump's base cheers attacks on McConnell It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-Nev.) switched his vote at the end in order to quickly call up the motion again.