Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (D-N.Y.) spoke after Ensign, and called Republicans' proposal a “scorched earth strategy” and a “Trojan horse.”

“We will not be fooled by it,” Schumer said.

Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants DOJ wades into archdiocese fight for ads on DC buses Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector MORE (R-Ala.) followed Schumer, and predicted that if spending is not cut immediately, the U.S. would face a credit crisis within one year.

“We are living in a fantasy world if we don’t think we can find $61 billion to reduce from the Obama budget,” Sessions said.

But Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said Republicans’ plan would “mindlessly cut funding.”

The votes on both proposals are scheduled for around 4 p.m.