Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that the Senate will come to session at noon on Sunday to keep working on healthcare reform.

In response to a question by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who wanted to know if members would have a chance to go to church Sunday morning, Reid said the upper chamber would be in session but not until the afternoon.

"I think it's very likely that we wouldn't come in until noon or somewhere around noon on Sunday," Reid said on the Senate floor.

Democrats have threatened to work through most weekends in December to push through healthcare legislation, hoping to pass something by the end of the year.

Republicans have sought to stretch out the debate.