Durbin explained that he did not mean that all 49 senators who attended the meeting approved of the plan, but that "many" felt positive about the gang's direction.
"I cannot suggest they all signed up," said Durbin. "I would never expect that to happen, but it is significant that at this moment in our history so many felt positive towards what we are doing."
The plan that emerged from the Senate Gang of Six on Tuesday morning would reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years and increase tax revenues by $1 trillion by closing a variety of special tax breaks and havens.
The plan was negotiated by Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Decaying DC bridge puts spotlight on Trump plan Overnight Cybersecurity: Dems split on Manning decision | Assange looking to make deal MORE (D-Va.), Mike CrapoMike CrapoLive coverage of Sessions confirmation hearing Senate rejects Paul's balanced budget Dems attack Trump SEC pick's ties to Wall Street MORE (R-Idaho), Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissWyden hammers CIA chief over Senate spying Cruz is a liability Inside Paul Ryan’s brain trust MORE (R-Ga.) and Durbin. Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (R-Okla.), who abandoned the talks in May, also endorsed the plan on Tuesday morning.