Reid: Deal to end shutdown close, but 'not quite there yet'

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 ReidNearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate McCain files B amendment to boost defense spending MORE (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor. “[But] we’re not quite there yet.”

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“Sen. McConnell and I have been working diligently over the last few days,” Reid said. “We’ve made tremendous progress, and we’re just not there yet. ... We’re doing our best to make everyone happy.”

GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable McConnell: Trump White House will have ‘constraints’ Nearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo 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 BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ohio) reviewed the deal under discussion on Monday afternoon. 

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