Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, made the following statement Tuesday after Democrats were projected to retain their control of the chamber:
"Now that the election is over, it's time to put politics aside, and work together to find solutions. The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now, they are looking to us for solutions.
"We have big challenges facing us in the months ahead. Democrats and Republicans must come together, and show that we are up to the challenge.
"This is no time for excuses. This is no time for putting things off until later. We can achieve big things when we work together. And the middle class is counting on us to achieve big things in the months ahead.
"That is what the American expect – and that is what the American people deserve."