Reid to Give Address on Energy at Dem Convention

The Hill's Manu Raju reports:
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday he will give an address on energy issues later this month at the Democratic National Convention.

The Senate majority leader told reporters that he would attend events with the Nevada delegation at the convention and will speak on Aug. 27.

"I'm going to talk about energy, which I've practiced up a lot the last few weeks," Reid quipped, referring to the stalemate over energy that has brought the Senate to a near standstill.

He said it would be "easier" getting around in Denver than previous conventions.

"I'm looking forward to it, I think it will be fun," said Reid, who was in a light mood right before the Senate recessed for the month of August.

The teetotaler Reid also joked that he would do "heavy drinking" over the month-long recess.