House will remain in session this weekend

The House will remain in session through the weekend as Congress scrambles to secure a debt-limit deal in the face of a looming default deadline.

House lawmakers will continue consideration of a 2012 funding bill for the Interior Department while they wait for the Senate to act on a debt-limit bill, the office of Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorBrat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule House staffer, Monsanto vet named to top Interior posts MORE (R-Va.) announced Thursday.

Cantor's office suggests the Senate will pass either the Republicans' "cut, cap and balance" bill or the GOP's deficit-reduction package scheduled for a House vote Thursday evening — but both of those bills are nonstarters with Senate Democrats.

"No other legislative action on the debt limit — other than a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution — is expected in the House," Cantor's office said.

Votes are not expected before 1 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday.