We're just five days away from a possible government shutdown in Washington, DC, unless lawmakers can come up with agreement to continue funding the federal government.
The House passed a continuing resolution last week, which also defunds the Affordable Care Act. That's something senate democrats say will not be part of their version of a funding bill. But could there be a compromise in sight?
New York Republican Congressman Tom Reed is introducing an alternative continuing resolution. It would not defund Obamacare; it would delay its implementation for one year.
This comes the same day as the Obama administration announced a one-month delay for small businesses looking to enroll in health care exchanges.
Lilly Broadcasting's Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso broke the news Thursday, and spoke to Reed about his plan.
"We're not talking about repealing it or defunding it any longer, in my opinion, if the Senate can send something over that takes that language out, and I don't know if they're going to be able to do that," said Reed. "But if they do, I want to be prepared to keep the government open, but do it in a way that prevents millions of Americans from being hit with this train wreck."
The senate is scheduled to being voting on its version of the continuing resolution Friday. Once passed, it will go back to the House for their consideration.