House and Senate appropriators, along with leadership from both parties and the White House, met earlier this week to try to restart talks on the budget, according to a Roll Call report.
The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution that is set to expire on Nov. 21. If Congress is unable to come up with either a budget or pass another continuing resolution by then, the government will shut down until they do.
Roll Call reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) said progress was made during a meeting between the two sides.
Congressional leaders reportedly are considering another continuing resolution that would last into December in the hopes of finishing a budget deal by the end of the year.
However, the ongoing impeachment inquiry has thrown a wrench into negotiations. A stalemate over funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico has also created a gulf between the two sides, creating concerns that the government would be forced to operate under a full-year continuing resolution, which would cap spending at prior-year levels and prevent new starts.