The GOP bill also seeks to force the Senate into passing a budget for the first time in nearly four years. Under the bill, members of Congress would have their pay withheld if their respective chamber fails to pass a budget.
Democrats did not announce when a final vote might take place, but are hoping it can be by the end of the week.
Also Wednesday, Sen. John KerryJohn KerryPeace equality and stability for religious minorities Kerry hopes to salvage frayed Syrian peace Dems want oversight after 4 arrested for Honduran activist’s murder MORE (D-Mass.) plans to deliver his farewell speech at 2:30 p.m. on the Senate floor. The Senate confirmed him as the next secretary of State on Tuesday.