Overheard on the Hill

Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:01am

“I try to be very calm about things in life, generally, especially things here on the floor. But I can’t remain very calm about this. Mr. President, I have 16 grandchildren. … I want my granddaughters to be treated so that if they want to go get some, some contraceptive device in school — New York University, [University of California] Berkeley, I’m bragging about that they got in those schools — they should have the ability to do that.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor Tuesday.