Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. Reid spoke about ending the current gridlock in the Senate that according to him is harming the nation's ability to address key challenges. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  shown  July 15. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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.