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Reid: 'Mitch McConnell and I Are Friends'

Reid, left, and McConnell reaffirmed their friendship on the Senate floor. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate's top two leaders took to the floor Thursday morning to affirm their friendship.  

After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gave his opening speech on the Senate floor on the year-end spending and tax package, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sought to clear the air after Politico reported that the relationship between the two leaders had reached a "new low."  

Heading Into Endgame, McConnell Declares 'Dysfunction is Over'

McConnell said next year he will devote floor time to appropriations bills. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

He may be fond of saying there’s no education in the second kick of a mule, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is plotting another run at a functioning appropriations process in 2016.  

Despite Congress blowing past multiple deadlines to finalize funding the government for the year, the Kentucky Republican said holding more than 200 amendment votes and adopting a budget resolution were successes, though he acknowledged there's plenty of work left to do before Christmas.