As of 6:40 p.m. ET:
~ Senators are currently in a rare, closed-door, all-senators meeting in the Old Senate Chamber
to try to hammer out an agreement that gets nominees to the CPRB and NLRB through the Senate and avoids changing the filibuster rules.
~ Sens. Reid and McConnell met a short time ago, before the all-senator meeting. No clear picture on whether they made any headway on a deal.
~ White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was reportedly in the meeting with Reid and McConnell, but the White House tells TPM that McDonough was not there for the meeting, that the White House is not negotiating with senators, and that this is all in Reid's hands.
Sahil Kapur has more from the Hill