Wrapping up the CR ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline could allow McConnell to get his conference out of Washington and back on the campaign trail. Republicans are defending 24 Senate seats, including a handful in states previously carried by Obama.
The Senate is currently set to be in session through the first week of October.
McConnell repeatedly said passing the 12 individual appropriations measures was his top 2016 goal, as Republicans aimed to make the case ahead of the November election that they could govern.
Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCongress's goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default Mental health: The power of connecting requires the power of investing Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall MORE (R-Texas) on Monday blamed Democrats for the short-term funding bill, saying it "is the result of our Democratic colleagues filibustering the regular appropriations process."