Reid Says He's Happy to Have 'Real Majority'

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidAbortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate Dem senator urges support for House Puerto Rico bill Reid: McConnell silence on Trump 'speaks volumes' MORE (D-Nev.) appeared with his new Democratic colleagues Monday for a press statement that lasted less than a minute and took no questions.

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"Having been the Majority Leader for the last two years, many times with no majority, this is an exciting time for me," Reid said. "I'm so pleased, so excited, so happy to have a real majority now... We look forward to Jan. 6 and we hope we can move with Sen. Obama to a new chapter in the history of this country on progress and change."

Democrats expanded their majority in the Senate from 51 to 57 seats after the Nov. 4 election, with three races still outstanding.

-J. Taylor Rushing

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