Senators could vote Monday on attaching the Export-Import Bank to the highway bill.
The clock is ticking to renew highway funding before lawmakers leave for the August recess.
Cruz wants to prevent Obama from lifting some sanctions against Iran.
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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) offered the measure.
The move allows the legislation to skip the committee process.
Ted Cruz had accused McConnell of lying about a deal to allow a vote.
The bill would prevent domestic violence perpetrators from obtaining guns.
The bill will skip committee and head directly to a vote on the Senate floor.
In blistering speech, Cruz rebukes the GOP's Senate leader.
In a 51-26 vote, Senate agrees to begin debate.