Reid: Senate to work on Friday

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Reid78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto Giuliani whacks Kaine for missing 9/11 veto vote Senate passes funding bill to avoid shutdown 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.