Barack Obama and John McCain have unexpectedly bolted from the White House with no comment.
Obama will speak to reporters at the Mayflower Hotel shortly, said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who ducked out of the meeting.
"Making progress," Manley said. "Still a lot of issues to be worked on."
The Democratic caucus in the Senate convenes again at 5:45 p.m.