UPDATE [12/7/17, 6:22 p.m. ET]:
Later on Thursday, the Senate easily passed a two-week stopgap funding bill, sending the continuing resolution to President Donald Trump one day before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown.
The House of Representatives passed legislation that, with Senate approval, would fund the federal government for two weeks and prevent a shutdown when the government runs out of money on Friday.
Lawmakers pushed the bill, passed along a 235-193 vote, as a short-term measure that would allow politicians to reach a compromise on spending and other issues, USA Today reported Thursday.
Before the House's vote on Thursday, Democratic leaders met with President Donald Trump apparently to discuss end-of-year legislation. An initial meeting failed last week after both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) seemed put off by Trump's very public prediction that the three of them wouldn't reach a compromise.
Trump portrayed Thursday's meeting as a friendly gathering, saying he thought they would “make some great progress for our country.”
Pelosi said that while she didn't want a government shutdown, she wouldn't compromise on providing a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was just one of several legislative items Congress and the White House could tie to spending negotiations.
Pelosi, during Thursday's meeting, specifically mentioned addressing the opioid crisis, a children's health care program, and helping military veterans.
It's unclear whether the bill will pass the Senate, where it faces a tough haul, requiring eight Democrats and all of the chamber's 52 Republicans to approve it.