Lawmakers are at an impasse on how to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government, which has been shut down for more than a week. Under current law, military chaplains were prohibited from providing such services — even if on a voluntary bases — because of the shutdown.

The House passed the measure same measure last week, but the Senate added an amendment from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinHow House Republicans scrambled the Russia probe Congress dangerously wields its oversight power in Russia probe The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate MORE (D-Mich.) through a unanimous consent agreement, meaning the legislation will return to the House.

Republicans have passed more than a dozen “piecemeal” funding bills since the government shut down, but the Senate has considered very few because Senate Democrats want the House to pass a "clean" CR that funds the whole government.

Before adjourning for the evening, the Senate also passed S.1276, a bill to increase oversight of Office of Personnel Management funds.