December 8, 2006: Senate to hold closed joint caucus (AP)

  • “We won’t always agree but can sit down, side by side, and forge consensus on the issues important to the American people,” incoming Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in a joint statement with his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
  • “To set up something and to plan something between the leaders is very unusual and should be subject to open government rules,” he added. “Their intentions are good, but the results of what they’re doing will be not good for the American people.”