[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/10/art.kaplan.gi.jpg caption="White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joel Kaplan said progress has been made on bridging the White House's differences with Democrats."]NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The White House and leading congressional Democrats have reached an agreement on legislation to provide a stopgap bailout to U.S. automakers, according to officials from the administration and Congress.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joel Kaplan cautioned at a press briefing that he had not seen the final language of the bill but said that great progress had been made on bridging differences with congressional Democrats.
Kaplan said administration officials would push reluctant Republican lawmakers to support the deal.
A vote could take place in the House as soon as Wednesday.