The prospective longer-term budget agreement would give both the Pentagon and domestic agencies relief from a budget freeze that lawmakers say threatens military readiness and training as well as domestic priorities such as combating opioid abuse and repairing the government's troubled health care system for veterans.
Schumer emerged from the meeting and repeatedly told reporters they had "good meeting" but declined to provide further details.
Shortly after it was reported House Republicans were going to discuss the proposal Monday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he opposes the idea.
The federal government is now running on its fourth short-term funding bill for the fiscal year that began October 1, 2017. Last month, the government closed and nonessential services ceased for three days when members of the two parties couldn't agree to a deal.
Republicans in the House will reportedly pitch a plan that includes funding the military for a year and the rest of the government for a shorter period to prevent a government shutdown this week.
With the bill failing to press, McConnell could amend the House resolution with any deal he and Schumer work out.
"There's no way we'll reach an agreement that can pass the Senate".
Scalise noted the House has passed 2018 defense appropriations multiple times, yet the Senate has failed to pass the measure. "We've passed a number of defense appropriations bills and the Senate has yet to take action on any of them - so it's about time that they confront the importance of funding our national defense". Talks in the Senate on such a framework appeared to intensify in hopes of an agreement this week, aides and lawmakers said.
The potential agreement would significantly exceed Trump's request for a $54 billion increase in defense spending - to $603 billion before adding war funds - above the current cap. "We're standing up and saying we must do both".
He and McConnell both reported progress toward a plan that would respond to the House bill with a long-awaited spending pact to give big increases both to the Pentagon and domestic programs nearly $300 billion spread over two years.
"Everyone understands that this will probably end up being a ping-pong situation" of legislation flip-flopping between the House and Senate, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida said Monday night.
"I don't think we'll see a threat [of a] government shutdown again".
Last month, Senate Democrats agreed to keep the government running for two and-a-half weeks after ending their holdout to address the status of 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. They supported a short-term spending bill that doesn't address immigration because McConnell promised that he will allow debate on Dreamers legislation.
Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.14% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) or 14,354 shares. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC lifted its position in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 17.1% in the 3rd quarter.
In 2007, more than 50 people died in what is believed to be one of the deadliest floods in the Indonesian capital. Military personnel have been drafted in to help volunteers deal with the devastation caused by the floods.
NBC will be televising the Olympics starting February 8 and it expects to generate another $900 million during the Winter Games. Considering how much money brands pay to advertise on the Super Bowl , someone is probably going to get axed.
Johnson made the announcement during his appearance on the post-Super Bowl edition of " The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon". Johnson said he wanted to create a series that would allow people to change their lives and "do something extraordinary".
The North Korean ferry, Mangyongbong-92, arrived at the country's Mukho port in the eastern city of Donghae around 4.30 p.m. Kim Yong-Nam will be the highest-level Northern official to visit the South since 2014.
Given their ages, the futures of Brady (40) and head coach Bill Belichick (65) have sparked media-based speculation. Wentz's injury, a torn ACL, suffered in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, could have cost him the MVP award.
President Trump tweeted on Monday that any deal that did not include enough funding for border security was a "waste of time". Kelly also said he would recommend against Trump accepting a short-term extension of the program legislative patch.
In their most recent game, Cleveland shot just 39.1 percent as a team. "I think when things get tough we have to be tougher". A reporter asked James Monday if the Cavs are a lock for the postseason. "That's what I can control".
Analysts are projecting Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next five years. On Monday, December 11 Corson Bradley W sold $1.62M worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) or 19,500 shares.
Former Uber CEO set to testify in high-tech heist case
Most notable is former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick, who is expected to testify as a witness for both parties. Uber's attorneys are brushing off the allegations as trumped-up claims created to thwart a rival.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady named NFL MVP
Rumors are rife that #New England Patriots quarterback #Tom Brady will bag this year's NFL Most Valuable Player ( MVP ) Award. Atlanta (240), 2017). "But I'm really enjoying it, our team's playing good". "I've watched him up close", Thibodeau said.
Jodhpur to screen 'Padmaavat' for HC judge
After continuing it's royal run at the ticket windows even in the second week, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat recorded a huge drop in its box office collections.
Snow to hit NE Ohio during the Super Bowl
The low will be around 10 with a northeast wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. The area will wake up to snow fall Wednesday as temperatures slowly climb to a high of 34.
Amazon Prime Exclusive phones will no longer feature ads
Beginning Wednesday, February 7, Amazon will no longer load lock screen advertisements or offers on Prime Exclusive phones . The catch, however, is that you have to put up with lockscreen offers and ads to take advantage of the favorable pricing.