Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters about an agreement on the payroll tax holiday on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo from December 16, 2011. Schumer, whose support is seen as key to help secure the confirmation of the White House’s nominee for defense secretary Chuck Hagel, said January 15, 2013 he is prepared to vote for Hagel. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)