Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Obama met twice Thursday to work out a deal but no agreement was reached. During a news conference late in the evening, Pres. Obama stated “differences have been narrowed but we have not yet reached a deal.” He also added staff would work throughout night and hopes a deal will be reached this morning.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of  247 – 181 another short-term continuing resolution to fund the government for one additional week. It includes $12 billion worth of spending cuts, while also funding the Defense Department for the remainder of the year.

But, Senate Democrats and the President rejected that measure.  Senator Reid said it is a “non starter,” and President Obama released a statement saying he would veto the bill.

Pres. Obama has cancelled a planned weekend trip to Williamsburg, VA, in order to stay in Washington and continue work on budget negotiations.

Stay with the C‑SPAN networks for coverage of the funding discussion, including briefings from the Capitol and White House.

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