Senate leaders on Monday said they've made substantial progress toward a fiscal deal, but don't have one yet.
“Perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day,” Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidReid 'fairly certain' Democrats will win Senate Satanists balk at Cruz comparison Cory Booker is Clinton secret weapon MORE (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor. “[But] we’re not quite there yet.”
GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellIran and heavy water: Five things to know Overnight Finance: House rejects financial adviser rule; Obama rebukes Sanders on big banks Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill MORE (Ky.) echoed Reid’s optimism, saying “substantial progress” was made on Monday.
The two leaders appear close to a deal that would end the shutdown, fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February.
Congressional leaders postponed a meeting with President Obama on Monday to give the Senate leaders more time to talk.
A meeting of the GOP conference was also put off.
Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerGraham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' Obama mocks GOP, media and himself in final WHCA dinner address Obama pals around with Boehner in WHCA dinner video MORE (R-Ohio) reviewed the deal under discussion on Monday afternoon.