Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellEverytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed a short-term spending bill that would fund the government and Planned Parenthood, ahead of an end-of-the-month deadline to avoid a shutdown.

The move comes after Democrats and some Republicans rejected a short-term spending bill that would have funded the government through Dec. 11. That bill would have stripped federal funding for Planned Parenthood and redirected it to community health centers.


Asked about McConnell's procedural moves on the Senate floor, a spokesperson for the Republican leader said, "It’s the same as the CR amendment we just voted on with one change: It does not redirect Planned Parenthood funding."

McConnell hasn't yet filed cloture on the spending bill, which is being offered as an amendment to a House-passed shell bill. That move would tee up a procedural vote on the continuing resolution (CR).

The Senate, however, appears poised to avoid a rare weekend session.

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump administration backs Oracle in Supreme Court battle against Google Timeline: Trump and Romney's rocky relationship Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock MORE (R-Utah) told reporters earlier Thursday that he was "pretty sure" that the Senate wouldn't be in session on Saturday or Sunday.

"We find ourselves with unneeded and unnecessary drama when it comes to funding the federal government," Sen. John CornynJohn CornynTrump Medicaid proposal sparks bipartisan warnings Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs MORE (R-Texas) said, referring to Democrats' filibuster of spending bills. "Hence the vote on Monday on closing off debate on a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 11, 2015."

Senate Democrats are saying the next vote on the spending bill isn't expected until Monday at 5:30 p.m.

But McConnell's spokesperson said that the Republican leader "hasn't announced the timing of the next vote yet."

— This story was updated at 4:29 p.m.