“If you're for reducing the budget deficit, then you should be voting for this bill,” Boehner said.
The vote on the Defense bill would occur under a suspension process.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday that House Democrats would oppose the scheduled adjournment of the House next week unless the House passes an extension of expiring unemployment benefits.
Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner exchanged barbs Wednesday about the chamber's productivity.
Dems cheered as the fasters entered the House chamber.
The House passed an adjournment resolution Friday without any objections from Democrats.
The House will return on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
The Senate will finish work on a drug bill, then move to defense policy, while the House will ready work on energy bills that are up this week.
House committees will investigate next week whether the ObamaCare health exchange website is secure.
HealthCare.gov launched on Oct. 1 and has experienced technical “glitches” ever since. President Obama has apologized for the website and said it would be up and fully running by the end of the month.
The recent shooting at LAX prompted the bill.
Thirty-nine Democrats backed the bill despite a veto threat by the White House.