House Republicans at about 5:40 p.m. announced that further consideration of the Budget Control Act would be postponed.

Presiding officer Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) made the announcement, but did not say how long it would be postponed.

Just minutes earlier, House Democrats said they were advised that the vote would be postponed, and speculated that Republicans do not yet have the votes for passage.

The House moved to take up several non-controversial bills to name post offices at about 5:45 p.m.