Here's Where Lawmakers Are As The Shutdown Deadline Approaches

The Senate has agreed to a two-year budget plan, but the plan still needs to be approved with votes in the House and the Senate.
Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 08, 2018

Congress has until midnight Thursday to agree on a spending bill to keep the government from shutting down again.

This is where lawmakers are so far: On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through March 23.

Now, senators have agreed on a two-year budget that increases both defense and domestic spending. It doesn't address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

If the deal passes the Senate on Thursday, it would head back to the House for another vote.

But, conservative Republicans in the House say the bill is fiscally irresponsible. And Democrats, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, say they want House Speaker Paul Ryan to agree to a vote on immigration legislation before they approve anything.

Senators will convene Thursday morning to continue discussing the spending bill.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.