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 WarnerSenate Dems draw hard line over miners' pension bill This Week in Cybersecurity: Dems press for information on Russian hacks Overnight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails MORE (D-Va.), Mike CrapoMike CrapoEx-Im faces new problems with Trump GOP debates going big on tax reform Top Banking Dem pushes back on Trump Dodd-Frank 'dismantle' 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 CoburnWill Trump back women’s museum? Don't roll back ban on earmarks Ryan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight MORE (R-Okla.), who abandoned the talks in May, also endorsed the plan on Tuesday morning.