Senate Republicans say they plan to vote on a proposal that is backed by President Donald Trump to re-open the government and fund a southern border wall. House Democrats say the deal is a non-starter for them.
While lawmakers work on a solution, federal employees nationwide are struggling as the shutdown continues.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Trump to re-open the government now and then debate border security in February.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel says the Senate will vote on Thursday to give the President what he wants.
But White House aides say until Congress acts, the shutdown will go on.