Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid publicly thanked his Senate colleagues on Monday for their well wishes and prayers during his wife and daughter's hospitalization.
"The tremendous outpouring of support for my wife and daughter from people across Nevada, and the nation, and from my Senate family has deeply touched all of us," Reid said.
Reid's wife and daughter were injured last week in a Washington, D.C. area car accident. Both required hospitalization, and Landra, Reid's wife, was released from the hospital Sunday after sustaining injuries to her neck that required surgery.
"Landra and I have been married for fifty years," Reid said. "She is the strongest most selfless person I know. If anyone can recover, it is she."
The Nevada Democrat repeatedly referred to the Senate as a family.
"We often say the Senate is a family. I'm reminded of it time and time again when both triumph and tragedy unite us. Over the past few days I learned all over again just how close, how genuine, how meaningful that family is."
The next senator to take the floor was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who offered his own words to the Reid family.
"Let me just say to my good friend from Nevada how good it is to hear such a positive report on Landra's recovery," he said. "We're all grateful that hoepfully she'll be home sometime soon and on her way to a speedy recovery."
CNN's Virginia Nicolaidis contributed to this report