Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake MORE (D-Nev.) noted Thursday morning that a cloture motion on the pending highway bill will ripen Friday morning and that the Senate must vote on the payroll tax cut conference report, as well as on an Obama judicial nominee, before leaving for a 10-day break.

"We are doing our utmost to work through the matters that we still have to do here in the Senate,” said Reid, speaking from the floor.