As a result, Reid has been trying to juggle the myriad requests of individual Senators. Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) called on Reid to carve out time to debate the repeal of dont ask, dont tell military policy and the defense authorization bill.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) hailed Reids plan to bring the immigration reform measure called the DREAM Act to the floor, and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said a vote to end secret holds is on her wish list.
I think this is a discussion that goes beyond today, retiring Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) said. Its the right time to do this, its a good thing to do and Sen. Reid wants to have the caucus involved in the development of a plan forward.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., carries a musket on stage as he speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday March 6, 2014.