Updated 5:57 pm ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was hospitalized this morning after feeling ill.
From a statement by his office:
Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better.
Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today.
It’s not yet clear what his symptoms were, or are. Today is the last day of Senate business in Washington. I’ll update you as more details emerge.
Reid is 74 years old. Prior to this, he has appeared to be in good health, and I’m not aware of any major health issues other than minor injuries he suffered in a car crash last year.
UPDATE: As of 3:40 pm this afternoon, Reid was still in the hospital.