In a sign of optimism for a quick deal, spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a phone call Monday night that the remaining issues “could be easily resolved,” according to a Pelosi spokesman. The best facilitators and employees worked the weekend to resolve the outstanding issues. Only a “little petty points” with the financial package for the 2021 financial year remains open, according to a GOP employee. Even with the passage of the week-long funding bill, members of Congress may face serious obstacles and delays in the coming days. President Trump signed a spending bill late Friday that authorizes government programs for an additional week and gives the White House and Congress a brief window of opportunity to try to resolve many budget disputes. The Senate had passed the measure a day earlier. “As the fight for these issues continues, we need to provide some emergency assistance to the American people before we return home for the holidays. I support the bipartisan package of $748 billion,” he said in a statement Monday night. Congressional leaders said they hoped to implement a one-year coronavirus relief package, which is being finalized. Current government funding expires Saturday at 12:01 p.m. .m ET. Leading Republicans and Democrats are still trying to reach agreement on both an annual spending law and a coronavirus exemption bill.

Congress was scheduled to finish its work on Friday, but will need more time to close its activities. Mark Tenally/AP hide caption (Bloomberg) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on the amount of spending on the annual spending law, which is needed to keep the government open after the current funding expires on December 11, according to two congressmen from both parties. The agreement on allocation levels for the expenditure account paves the way for legislators to negotiate spending on certain programs and resolve disputes over political language. Disputes over the border wall and funding for the detention of immigrants by President Donald Trump, as well as sparrows still active on abortion posts, remain unresolved. The agreement between Senate Fund Chairman Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, and House Speaker Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat, increases the likelihood that a giant $1.400 billion bill to fund the government can pass congress before the deadline. But the House of Representatives bills also contained about $233 billion in emergency spending for the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not part of the Senate`s accounts. Senate Republicans had refused to combine pandemic relief with regular annual funds. It was not immediately clear whether there was housing for coronavirus relief, in addition to the allocation of ordinary compromise subcommittees. These include funding a border wall sought by President Donald Trump and rejected by Democrats. The wall is one of the political demands the White House has imposed on Trump over the past four years, and it`s unlikely that Trump will sign a law that does not include new construction funds. Last week, a $908 billion proposal from a multi-party centrist lawmaker group resumed talks for a new round of aid for the first time in weeks between congressional leaders and White House officials.

Major shareholders agreed on Tuesday on a framework for an omnibus spending package that would avoid a partial government shutdown next month.