Lawmakers expect potentially unwieldy crowds for the pope's speech to Congress.
The senators are hoping to get the long-term bill to the House before it leaves town.
The Republican leader suggested he was proud of the Senate's long-term highway bill.
The House now plans to adjourn Wednesday for the monthlong summer recess.
The Senate's highway bill overcame another procedural hurdle on Monday.
The move brings the Senate one step closer to a showdown with the House.
The move sets the Senate at direct odds with their House counterparts.
The Senate is pushing a long-term bill.
“I’ve never seen it quite like this,” said Hatch.
Sen. Lee wants Majority Leader McConnell to commit to using budget reconciliation.