Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just spoke on the Senate floor, saying there will be no more votes tonight, and that “perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day.”
Sounding optimistic, he said that he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have made “tremendous progress” toward a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, “but we are not there yet.”
“Everyone just needs to be patient,” Reid added. “And we hope, with good fortune, and the support of all of you, recognizing how hard this is for everybody, that perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day.”
McConnell echoed Reid’s remarks.
“We’ve had a good day. Had a good day yesterday. Had another good day today. I think it’s safe to say we’ve made substantial progress and we look forward to making more progress in the near future.”