The Senate will vote first Wednesday on the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
There had been speculation that the House might act first to speed passage of the legislation, but that was before Republican Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzFour states sue to stop internet transition House approves stopgap funding, averting costly shutdown Overnight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security MORE (Texas) and Mike LeeMike LeeSenators express 'grave concerns' about ObamaCare 'bailout' Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears Shutdown risk grows over Flint MORE (Utah) said they won't filibuster the bill.
A Senate Democratic leadership aide said the Senate would likely vote in the early evening Wednesday and then send the bill to the House, though exact timing is still being worked out.
Senate leaders Harry ReidHarry ReidNo GOP leaders attending Shimon Peres funeral Overnight Regulation: Feds finalize rule expanding sick leave Anti-trade senators say chamber would be crazy to pass TPP MORE (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellObama administration officials ramp up push for Pacific pact Overnight Defense: GOP leaders express concerns after 9/11 veto override | Lawmakers press for Syria 'plan B' | US touts anti-ISIS airstrikes Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform MORE (R-Ky.) announced a bipartisan fiscal deal Wednesday after House Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass their own measure Tuesday.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told The Hill that the Senate is likely to vote on the bill around 5 p.m. and then the House would vote closer to 9 p.m. He also said the House would leave town after the vote and return on Tuesday.
Lawmakers are trying to get a bill to President Obama's desk before the U.S. Treasury reaches its borrowing limit on Thursday.
The stock market was volatile throughout the more than two-week government shutdown and several financial institutions threatened to downgrade the U.S. credit rating if the U.S. defaulted on its debt.
- Molly Hooper contributed to this article.