(Washington, DC) -- It will be at least another day before the Senate reaches a deal on the debt limit and ending the government shutdown. Senate leaders met well into Tuesday night before adjourning until Noon Wednesday. Both Democrats and Republicans are optimistic about reaching a deal that would extend the government's borrowing authority until February 7th and re-open federal agencies which have been shut for just over two weeks. The deal would include a temporary government spending bill running through January 15th.
Earlier, the House Republicans postponed voting on a measure to fund the government and end the partial shutdown.