By Ramsey Cox
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday suggested the Senate won't be in Washington too long this fall.
Reid said the Senate will have a "short and compact" schedule this fall, but that it can conclude a lot of work in that time frame.
He spoke amid speculation that the Senate could finish its work next week to allow senators to return to their home districts to campaign for the rest of the fall.
Reid has not announced the timing of a vote on the continuing resolution or a recess date for the Senate this fall.