Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to Twitter early on Friday to congratulate President Barack Obama on his Nobel Peace Prize awarded earlier this morning. 

Reid echoed the sentiments of the Nobel Committee, who said Obama "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation and cooperation between peoples." 

He tweeted

Congrats to Pres Obama for his Nobel Peace Prize win. He's created a new climate of internatl diplomacy in a short time.

The decision to award Obama was a surprising one, he was only elected two weeks before the deadline for the 2009 award. 

Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson are the other two sitting presidents who have won the prize.