Sen. Reid is out of hospital |

Sen. Reid is out of hospital

Laurie Kellman
The Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, seen yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, was hospitalized early Friday after feeling unwell as the Senate was winding through its final hours before breaking for the holiday recess, at the Capitol in Washington. He is joined by, from left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Reid’s press secretary released a statement indicating that the 74-year-old Reid, who suffered a mild stroke in 2005, was alert and resting, but being kept for observation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent much of Friday in a hospital while suffering from exhaustion. He went home after doctors cleared him to return to work, his spokesman said.

Reid was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early in the day after feeling unwell, spokesman Adam Jentleson said. Doctors diagnosed Reid as exhausted but found nothing more serious after tests.

In Reid’s absence, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., opened the chamber’s last session of the year.