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 ReidDems double down on Nevada Latino vote Heck's rejection of Trump imperils Nevada Senate race Pelosi blasts GOP leaders for silence on Trump MORE (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor. “[But] we’re not quite there yet.”
GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellRubio: GOP Congress could go in different direction than Trump Pelosi blasts GOP leaders for silence on Trump Reid: Groping accusations show Trump’s ‘sickness’ 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 Boehner56 memorable moments from a wild presidential race Trump may pose problem for Ryan in Speaker vote Conservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court MORE (R-Ohio) reviewed the deal under discussion on Monday afternoon.