"The fact remains we're four very short days away" from a shutdown, he said.
McConnell is splitting the fight over immigration from Homeland Security funding.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats for refusing to allow debate.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.) is calling Democrats' filibuster of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security is an effort to protect the Obama administration.
"It's time for Democrats to stop defending the president and the White...
Both sides blame one another for the impasse over funding Homeland Security.
Hoeven's speech comes ahead of a fourth attempt to start debate on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
The senator said U.S. officials are desperate to open an embassy in Havana.
Freshman Sen. David Perdue visited Israel this week.
Sens. Barbara Boxer and Kirsten Gillibrand want information from the Education Department.
The Justice Department initiative has been maligned by Republicans.