Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated Wednesday that immigration reform legislation could be coming to the Senate floor sooner than expected.

After objecting to an amendment from Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley regarding immigration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid explained that there would be time in the “near” future for work on immigration.

“[T]he good news is that within the very near, foreseeable future — hopefully I can start it in that next work period because, we are going to start immigration legislation here on the floor,” Reid said. “We are finally going to be able to move to something that would include issues that people wanted to deal with for a long time. So I say to my friend, I object, but I understand how he feels about the issue.”