Harry Reid, Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, gestures while speaking next to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nev., during a news conference after the Democrat majority in the Senate pushed through a major rules change, one that curbs the power of the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama’s nominations for high-level judgeships and cabinet and agency officials, on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)