Meeting of senators ends without deal on nuclear option

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 7/16/2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans left a rare joint caucus meeting Monday evening without a deal to prevent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from going “nuclear” and changing the chamber’s rules.

All eyes Tuesday morning were on the Senate floor, where some Democrats were optimistic Republicans would allow a vote to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Such a move could buy more time for Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to strike a deal to avert Reid from going nuclear.