Harry Reid Out of Hospital for Exhaustion Senate majority leader, 74, went today as a precaution By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 20, 2013 6:03 PM CST 102 comments Comments Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks to reporters on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Newser) – Harry Reid is out of the hospital after spending much of the day there suffering from exhaustion. The Senate majority leader finally went home after doctors cleared him to return to work, his spokesman said this evening. Reid was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early in the day after feeling unwell. Doctors diagnosed the 74-year-old as exhausted but found nothing more serious after tests. (It's been a busy week.) In Reid's absence, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois opened the chamber's last session of the year.