There does not appear to be any objection among House Republican leadership to passing the bill as it was agreed to by the House and Senate Armed Services committees.
Veterans groups are lashing out at the congressional budget deal for targeting military retirement accounts to help pay for spending increases.
Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren said Wednesday that combat and hazard pay for U.S. forces overseas will continue with or without a Pentagon budget bill.
The vote on the Defense bill would occur under a suspension process.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said negotiations on the U.S.-Afghan security agreement are over, and the pact will not be changed.
The Obama administration has reportedly suspended aid to the Syrian rebels in response.
The Obama administration has halted all deliveries of nonlethal U.S. aid to opposition forces in Syria, amid concerns about increasing violence between secular rebel groups and Islamic fundamentalists in the country.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the main NATO base in Kabul on Wednesday.
But budget agreement requires veterans under 62 to pay more into their retirement accounts.