The House passed a continuing resolution with a vote of 230 to 197 on Thursday night to avoid a government shutdown, sending the bill to the Senate. Schumer told reporters afterward that progress had been made, but there's no deal yet.
Congress has needed to extend current funding levels, while congressional leaders haggle over how much to raise spending on defense and domestic programs and whether to give protection from deportation to at least 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. "We discussed all of the major outstanding issues".
Schumer did not indicate whether he thought they could iron out their differences by midnight.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is unlikely to vote on the measure as he continues to recover from treatment for brain cancer.
Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, and Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, will conduct the briefing at around 10:30 am (local time). They've even thrown in money for the Children's Health Insurance Program, something they thought Democrats would like, since every time there's a dispute on Capitol Hill Democrats accuse Republicans of harming children. The House has passed a funding bill, mostly along party lines.
However, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer claimed: "Democrats & Republicans have been negotiating for months across several issues".
A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
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At least some Democratic votes are needed to pass the budget measure ahead of the Friday midnight deadline.
Smokey the Bear with a "Laid Off" sign during the 2013 government shutdown.
In the midst of the chaos, Trump appears to be doing his utmost to undermine his own party, first sending a tweet based on a Fox & Friends report that threw lawmakers into confusion, and then announcing that he would fly to Mar-a-Lago on the eve of the shutdown to attend a $100,000-a-couple fund-raiser.
Considering the number of declared defections, McConnell needs to attract significant Democratic support to reach the 60-vote threshold to pass the CR. It would provide funding for just four or five days and serve as a hard, final deadline. McConnell rejected that idea.
However, the fight to get the bill through Congress is not over yet.
At the heart of Democrats' concerns is the almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children and are now in the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program - a temporary visa program enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012 but never signed into law. Though the Republicans attempted to win the Democrats' support by including in the bill a provision allowing a six-year extension to a health insurance scheme for children from low-income families, Democrats want a permanent extension to the programme protecting immigrants.
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