As the CFPB-Lawblog predicted, the vote on Richard Cordray’s nomination as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been delayed. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had announced that the vote would take place during the week of May 20, 2013, but is now delaying the vote until after immigration reform legislation passes the Senate. This delay could actually improve the chances of Cordray’s nomination being approved by the Senate. According to some reports, Reid is planning on launching a larger fight over all of Obama's stalled nominees and filibuster reform. The Washington Post is reporting that Reid is considering changing the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote threshold to close debate on all judicial and executive branch nominations—the so-called nuclear option. An aide of Reid’s told the Washington Post, that Reid is planning on lumping the vote on Cordray’s nomination with the votes on Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor, and Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency to highlight the need for filibuster reform. This arguably would shift the focus of the debate on Cordray’s nomination from the Republican’s demands for structural changes to the CFPB, to the appropriateness of filibustering executive nominations.