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 Reid (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 McConnell (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 Boehner (R-Ohio) reviewed the deal under discussion on Monday afternoon. 

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