Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that he is determined to confirm John Koskinen as the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve before the Senate adjourns for the year.

Reid said, “We need a director of the Internal Revenue Service. We need to fill [Federal Reserve] Chairman Bernanke’s spot. I think that would be important for us. We’re going to do that before we leave.”