FILE - In this June 11, 2013 file photo, B. Todd Jones of Minnesota, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testifies

 

              FILE - In this June 11, 2013 file photo, B. Todd Jones of  Minnesota, President Barack Obama
FILE - In this June 11, 2013 file photo, B. Todd Jones of Minnesota, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is ready for a showdown on President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives in a battle that carries echoes of this year’s gun control fight. Democrats were forcing a vote Wednesday on ending Republican stalling tactics against B. Todd Jones’ nomination to head the agency, which enforces federal firearms laws. They are hoping for a different outcome this time for Obama and his allies, who were defeated in April when the Senate refused to expand background check requirements for gun buyers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)