The US Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, DC, December 21, 2018. - The US House of Representatives adjourned on December 21 without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.
No deal to end shutdown as Congress returns
02:18 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The House and Senate adjourned Thursday after brief pro forma sessions and made plans to reconvene Monday, essentially punting any action to end the partial government shutdown until next week as negotiators remain far from an agreement.

The halls of Congress were ghost town-esque on Thursday, with the two chambers meeting for only a few minutes each. Only a few lawmakers presided over the brief sessions, while congressional leaders and rank-and-file members were almost entirely absent.