The Senate on Monday is likely to pass a military funding bill to ensure that U.S. troops will be paid in case the government shuts down, a Democratic senator said.
"In all likelihood we will, we think it's insufficient, it doesn't cover the VA (Veterans Affairs) and other important workers, but I don't suspect it will be too controversial," Kaine told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.
Kaine also noted that the Senate "will act" on the revamped, House-passed bill to avoid a government shutdown that includes provisions to delay the implementation of the president's healthcare law and repeals a tax on medical devices.
If the Congress fails to send a funding bill to the president by Tuesday, then the government would shut down - at least temporarily - until an agreement could be reached.
The House wanted to ensure that the troops would continue to receive payments in the instance that such a shutdown occurs.