Cantor: Sunday work possible

However, he did indicate that any work on Sunday would take place in the afternoon to accommodate members going to religious services in the morning.

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"I do know ... that we're dealing with a day of worship for many people, and we'd work with that fact as well," he said.

Cantor did not outline a specific plan for the weekend, but work on Sunday seems possible given the ongoing disagreement between the House and Senate on how to fund the government after Monday.

The Senate is expected to pass a bill today that funds the government through mid-November, one that strips out House-passed language that defunds ObamaCare. House Republicans have expected the Senate to take that step, and have said they won't support the Senate's bill.

House Republicans have indicated that they might take up a one-week spending bill, which would have to be sent back to the Senate. Further tweaking of that bill by the Senate would require the House to stay in session.

Cantor said the House would start work Saturday at 10 a.m., and would start legislative work at noon. Cantor told Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) that he does not expect any Saturday votes to take place before 1 p.m.

If GOP leaders are planning to pass a new short-term funding bill, such as one that funds the government for a week, they had not released the text of that bill as of late Friday morning.