WASHINGTON (CNN) – A New Hampshire senator who is helping negotiate a bailout agreement for the finance sector said Saturday he expects a single proposal to be hammered out by Sunday.
Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said the negotiating team planned to meet late Saturday afternoon.
"Senator (Chris) Dodd and I talked about this a lot and the basic understanding is that when we get in that room as principals we will stay there until we reach an agreement, or if we can't reach an agreement ... we'll stay until we've done something" to address the issue "in a comprehensive and
effective way, hopefully," he said.
"The progress we're making is good and I can say with some confidence that we've basically moved this thing down the road a long way toward reaching an agreement," Gregg added.
He and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appeared together at a news conference where McConnell added, "The goal would be to announce an agreement tomorrow and have the vote on Monday."