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 Ivan CantorScalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 2018 will test the power of political nobodies Ryan signals support for McCarthy as next GOP leader 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.