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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.