With each passing hour, that result was looking less and less likely. His fellow Republicans control both chambers of Congress.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI). "I feel good. Part of it depends on the Democrats", Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show".
Schumer said he has gone over the general shape of the agreement with Senate Democrats and that he believes they will support it.
"We're in risky territory here", he said.
"This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Senate floor on Wednesday. A final vote would follow.
But the deal's fate in the House is far from certain.
He's outraged the $400 billion bipartisan spending plan adds hundreds of billions to the nation's $20 trillion debt.
The shutdown gradually ended after Trump signed a bill to end the shutdown after striking a deal with Democrats to hold a debate on the future of over 700,000 young undocumented immigrants, including thousands of Indians. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pledged on the House floor early this morning that he also meant to address immigration.
GOP leaders announced they would seek to pass the stopgap spending bill by marrying it with a full-year, $659 billion Pentagon spending bill that's a top priority of the party's legion of defense hawks.
CHIP: Extend the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program to 10 years and provide funding for community health centers.
Senate Democrats made a decision to delay their fight to protect the almost 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, which in part led to last month's three-day shutdown. Such protections are about to expire in early March, a result of President Trump ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
On Wednesday, McConnell said he would start the immigration legislation process without a set bill and allow a "fair" amendment process.
Politicians from both opposing parties criticised Senator Paul for slowing the bill up and provoking the shutdown.
"I'm not trying to tilt the playing field in any particular direction", McConnell told reporters.
Kelly spoke Tuesday as lawmakers have deadlocked in an effort to reach a bipartisan deal on protecting from deportation recipients of the program, known as "Dreamers".