Reid Hospitalized but ‘Feeling Better’

Reid: Boehner's is not the only plan.
National Journal
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Michael Catalin
Dec. 20, 2013, 4:31 a.m.

Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Harry Re­id was taken to the hos­pit­al early Fri­day morn­ing but is “feel­ing bet­ter,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from his of­fice.

“Early this morn­ing, Sen­at­or Re­id was not feel­ing well and as a pre­cau­tion de­cided to go to the hos­pit­al. Tests have been con­duc­ted and everything is nor­mal. He is alert, rest­ing, and feel­ing bet­ter,” spokes­man Adam Jentleson said in a state­ment. “Doc­tors have asked that he re­main in the hos­pit­al for ob­ser­va­tion, so he will not be work­ing today.”

Re­id, 74, was on the Sen­ate floor as late as 10 p.m. Thursday to an­nounce an agree­ment between his caucus and Sen­ate Re­pub­lic­ans on the tim­ing of votes on pres­id­en­tial nom­in­a­tions.

Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is step­ping in for Re­id on Fri­day. The Sen­ate has six roll-call votes Fri­day morn­ing and then is ex­pec­ted to gavel out for the re­mainder of the year.