From NBC's Ken Strickland
This morning, Senate Democratic and Republican leaders reached an agreement on how to move forward on Hilda Solis' nomination to be Labor secretary. The final confirmation vote will be today at 4:30 pm ET.
The new agreement removes the procedural vote that had be scheduled for earlier today that would have required 60 votes to advance the nomination to the next step. Now there will only be one vote on the nomination -- with a simple majority required for her confirmation.
Solis is expected to be easily confirmed, and if that happens, that will leave just two of the major cabinet posts unfilled: Commerce and HHS.