The government is still shut down, and lawmakers are working toward a last-minute deal to avert a federal default.
According to the AP, many lawmakers are feeling hopeful about a solution coming from the Senate, brokered by that chamber's leadership:
Still, many in Congress expect a resolution, even if it's a few days late. At best, however, lawmakers and the White House will agree to fund the government and raise the debt limit for only a few months. They also will call for yet another bipartisan effort to address the federal debt's major causes, including restricted revenue growth and entitlement benefits that rise automatically.
And yet, top advocates say they've seen virtually no change in the political dynamics that stymied past efforts for a compromise to end the cycle of brinksmanship and threats to harm the economy.
Below, the latest updates on the shutdown and looming default: