Partial shutdown likely to continue until after Christmas

By Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha, Brian Ries, Paul P. Murphy and Sophie Tatum, CNN

Updated 12:34 p.m. ET, December 27, 2018
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9:30 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

Pence team tells lawmakers $1.6 billion for the wall won’t be enough, source says

From CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Phil Mattingly

Vice President Mike Pence (C), and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (2nd-R) leave Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's office on Capitol Hill on Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Vice President Mike Pence (C), and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (2nd-R) leave Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's office on Capitol Hill on Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A person familiar with Vice President Mike Pence, budget director and incoming acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s five-hour trip to the Hill said they made clear that $1.6 billion for the wall wasn’t going to cut it.

The source said something closer to the $2 to $3 billion range is expected, according to where negotiations are right now. The one number not mentioned tonight was $5 billion. 

Two sources on the Hill side said there were proposals sent back and forth between Democrats and the Pence team, but the two sides remain as far apart as ever. Democrats have made clear their baseline remains stop-gap spending bills with the current $1.3 billion in border security and fencing. They are not willing to move beyond those offers at this point

An important note: Voting probably won’t happen tomorrow since leaders have said members will get a 24-hour heads up when things are looking promising. If a deal is to be reached, votes could happen as early as Sunday.

9:02 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

Senate passes bill to ensure furloughed federal workers get back pay

From CNN's Ted Barrett

The Senate before they adjourned Friday passed a bill to ensure furloughed federal employees get back pay.

The bill, which passed by unanimous consent, will still need to pass the House.

Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, who represent Maryland where many DC area federal employees live, introduced the measure.

8:50 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

Vice President Pence, Mulvaney, Kushner have left the Hill

From CNN's Phil Mattingly, Kaitlan Collins and Sarah Mucha

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Vice President Mike Pence met with lawmakers at the US Capitol Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Vice President Mike Pence met with lawmakers at the US Capitol Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence, budget director and incoming acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have all left the Capitol.

They did not answer shouted questions as they departed. They had been on the Hill for five hours.

8:43 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

White House calls a "lid" for the night

From CNN's Liz Stark

The White House has now called a "lid" for the night, meaning we will not see or hear from the President until tomorrow.

8:35 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

A partial shutdown will happen at midnight

The US Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, DC, Dec. 21, 2018.
The US Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, DC, Dec. 21, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The government will partially shut down at midnight tonight.

This shutdown would be the first time in 40 years that the government has shuttered three times in a year.

With the House and Senate adjourned, there is no mechanism in place for a vote tonight, even if an 11th-hour deal is reached.

8:16 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

NOW: The Senate has adjourned for the night

The Senate has now adjourned for the night. They will return at noon tomorrow.

7:48 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have left Capitol Hill for the night

From CNN's Ted Barrett and Phil Mattingly

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (L) and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (L) and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have left the Capitol, apparently for the night.

As McConnell left, he said “constructive talks are underway.”

Asked if he would be coming back to participate in the talks, McConnell said:

“As I’ve said repeatedly, we need Democratic votes and presidential signature.” 
7:40 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

A government shutdown is virtually assured at midnight

From CNN's Manu Raju and Steve Brusk

 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

While negotiations continue to reach a deal, there is virtually no chance a vote will happen tonight — all but assuring there will be a government shutdown at midnight.

The House has adjourned, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said there will be no vote tonight in the Senate.

Barring any very unexpected change, the third government shutdown of the year will start in four and a half hours.

7:35 p.m. ET, December 21, 2018

The House has adjourned for the night

From CNN's Manu Raju

The US House of Representatives adjourned for the night, just hours before the deadline to fund parts of the federal government ends.

Where things stand: Lawmakers and President Trump still have not yet reached a deal to stave off a shutdown.

Asked if he would bring a bill with $1.6 billion in border security funding to the House, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters: “I’m not bringing any bill to the floor that does not have the support of the President — and we got to make sure it protects the border and the same time as it funds government.”