Reid wants to hold a vote on a resolution to authorize President Obama’s action in Libya, and he needs to accrue some hours.
According to the Senate rules, legislation must percolate for 30 hours before it sees a first vote — unless a unanimous consent agreement can be reached to wave that time frame. Reid tried to get such consent on Thursday, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) objected, which started the clock.
Harry then showed us what "the Senate" is really all about.The Senate completed a 25-second pro forma session just after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Which counts as a "full" day of work.