With less than 15 days until the end of the fiscal year, the Senate is scheduled to vote Monday evening to consider a House bill that will be used as the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution.
It’s the very beginning stages of the Senate’s work to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the fiscal year ends.
The bill itself, H.R. 5325, is the appropriations bill for the legislative branch, which the House passed in June.
A Democratic leadership aide told Federal News Radio that it hopes the Senate will “reach agreement soon on a three-month CR,” and that the legislation includes funding to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.