The HILL is reporting…

The Senate is going down to the wire ahead of an expected mid-Thursday vote on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal.

Senators are expected to start holding votes related to the agreement by 11:30 a.m., with a final vote on the budget deal happening around noon. The agreement will need 60 votes to pass the Senate.

While leadership has been confident they will be able to wrangle together a bipartisan coalition to send the agreement to President Trump’s desk, the vote could be close, with Republicans indicating as late as Wednesday that they were still working to build support within their caucus.