WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Democrat in the Senate says the White House and Republicans have agreed on a spending cut of $38 billion but a fight over federal dollars for Planned Parenthood is blocking a deal.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada told reporters Friday he's cautiously optimistic after late night talks at the White House, but the budget dispute also has become a moving target.
Failure to reach an agreement moved the government closer to a shutdown at midnight Friday.
Reid criticized the Republican stand on Planned Parenthood. The GOP contends it has not reached an agreement on spending cuts.