The House will be in session into Friday evening to consider legislation addressing the surge in immigrants crossing the southern border.
There are a few hurdles remaining before the House can call it a day and begin its August recess.
The rule will dictate the allotted time for floor debate and likely restrict amendments on the modified package that would provide $694 million for the border and a separate bill to limit President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Then, the rule must be debated and voted on by the full House. There will likely be at least an hour of floor debate on the rule.
Upon adoption of the rule, the House would begin debating the two bills. Each measure would likely have an hour of debate each.
That would take the House at least into the early evening, if not later.