In the Senate’s final day of business for 2013 the upper-chamber will be without Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader as he recovers in the hospital.
Reid, will remain in the hospital as a precaution. As a result, he will not be presiding over the Senate’s final day of business this year.
Adam Jentleson, Mr. Reid’s spokesman, said the senator’s condition had improved.
“Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital,” he said.
“Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better.
Reid suffered a mild stroke in 2005.
In the absence of Reid - Sen. Dick Durbin opened the chamber's last session of the year by saying he spoke with Reid and that he is feeling good. Reid and another Democratic leader.
The Senate, has been going through a disorderly last two weeks as Republicans and Democrats feud over nominations and legislation. All of the back-and-forth came to an end late Thursday night and agreed to finish up on Friday. The Senate will return in early January.