Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is known to have a bit of a mouth, and it showed Thursday on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Moments before failing to advance a transportation spending measure, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) were attempting to make some final statements, but their colleagues were in a chatty mood and speaking at a level that made it difficult to hear the two senators from their podiums.

Murray then asked Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who was presiding over the Senate, to bring the chamber into order.