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Noon Monday: Spending Measure and Funding Bill

noon monday: Under the proposal taking shape, Democratic would agree to a three-week spending measure until Feb. 8 in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks, according to The Chronicle Herald. But Democrats appeared to be holding out for a firmer commitment from McConnell. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations were still underway late into the night, with a vote to break a Democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon Monday. We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward, Schumer said late Sunday. Democrats have sought to use the spending bill to win concessions, including protections for roughly 700,000 younger immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. McConnell's comments followed hours of behind-the-scenes talks between the leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers over how to end the display of legislative dysfunction, which began Friday at midnight after Democrats blocked a temporary spending measure. ( As reported in the news.