The bill hikes rates of veterans' disability benefit compensation.
Former lawmakers won't be granted the access they can usually count on.
The senators are hoping to get the long-term bill to the House before it leaves town.
The Republican leader suggested he was proud of the Senate's long-term highway bill.
The House now plans to adjourn Wednesday for the monthlong summer recess.
The Senate's highway bill overcame another procedural hurdle on Monday.
The move brings the Senate one step closer to a showdown with the House.
The move sets the Senate at direct odds with their House counterparts.
The Senate is pushing a long-term bill.
“I’ve never seen it quite like this,” said Hatch.