(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nevada), who edged out Tea Party-backed Republican Sharron Angle to seal clinch his bid for reelection, says he is willing to work with Republican leaders in both houses and would consider 'tweaking' the health care bill if necessary.
In an interview with CNN's John Roberts on American Morning, Reid called for an end to campaign rhetoric and emphasized a need for bipartisan cooperation to create policies that will stabilize the economy.
"I think its time we need to set aside our speeches and start rolling up our sleeves," Reid said. "Democrats have to work with Republicans and Republicans have to work with Democrats. It's not a one-sided deal. "
Reid said he has good relationships with Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) and House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, key players now that the Republicans have won back control of the House of Representatives.
Boehner is expected to become House Speaker when Republicans take control of the House in January.
However, Reid did take a swipe at the Republicans for contributing to the bitter partisan environment in Washington.
"We know that the Republicans have, this last Congress picked up the name the 'party of no,'" Reid said.
He also sniped at the refusal by Republicans help pass the Obama administration's health care overhaul - legislation many Republicans advocated repealing in the run-up to the midterm elections.
"I wish the Republicans had worked with us when we did the health care bill," Reid said.
On health care, Reid said he would be willing to "tweak" some parts but declined to start from scratch.
"I'm not going to in any way denigrate the great work we did as a country," Reid said.