The Senate will be in session on Monday as time runs short to negotiate an increase of the nation’s debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown concludes its second week.
The Senate participated in essentially a pro forma session Sunday in which they made floor speeches but took no votes. The House is not expected to meet until Tuesday.
On Sunday, lawmakers expressed little optimism about reaching a deal before Monday night to fix the country’s fiscal crisis.
“We will see our way through this, but the last 24 hours have not been good,” Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s not clear how this will end.”