While Democrats continued to argue that Republican policy riders are a big reason they cannot agree to the one-week spending plan approved yesterday, Republicans argued that the bill, H.R. 1363, does not include language limiting the Environmental Protection Agency or banning funding for Planned Parenthood.

"The only two riders [in] the Republican stopgap measure are a provision banning funding to move Gitmo detainees to U.S. soil and a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion in the District of Columbia," according to a Thursday statement from House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington GOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington MORE (R-Va.).

The House returns at 10 a.m., the Senate at 11.